Let Our Community Lift You up!

UC Santa Cruz students are the drivers and owners of their experiences and success on our campus, but they aren’t alone. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to serving, guiding, advising and supporting students at every step along their journey. Responding to all varieties of needs and circumstances, the UCSC community is committed to the success of our students.

Academic Support Services

Financial Support Services

Scholarship Opportunities

UC Santa Cruz offers a wide range of scholarships that help students along the way financially. You may be interested in some of the following scholarships – or feel free to go to the Financial Aid and Scholarship website to find more!

HAVC/Porter Scholarship
Irwin Scholarship (Art)
More Arts Scholarships and Fellowships

Baskin School of Engineering
Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP)
Next Generation Scholars in Applied Mathematics

Jay Family Scholarship (Humanities)

Goldwater Scholarship (Science)
Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship (Earth Sciences)
Latinos in Technology Scholarship (STEM)

Social Sciences
Agroecology Scholarship
Building Belonging Program
Community Studies
The CONCUR, Inc. Scholarship Award in Environmental Studies
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars
Federico and Rena Perlino Award (Psychology)
LALS Scholarship
Psychology Scholarship
Walsh Family Scholarship (Social Sciences)

Undergraduate Honors Scholarships
Koret Scholarship
Other Honors Scholarships

Residential College Scholarships
Sandra Fausto Study Abroad Scholarship (Merrill College)
Reyna Grande Scholarship (Kresge College)
Oakes College
Rachel Carson
College Nine
John R. Lewis

Other Scholarships
Scholarships for American Indian Students
BSFO Annual Scholarship for African American Students
More Scholarships for African American Students (UNCF)
U.C.Native American Opportunity Plan for Members of Federally Recognized Tribes
Scholarships for Native American Students (Non-Federally Recognized Tribes)
Scholarships for High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Scholarships for Dreamers
Scholarships for Nonresidents
Scholarships for International Students
Scholarships for Middle Class Families
Scholarships for Military Veterans
Emergency Aid

Health & Safety Services

The safety and well being of our campus community are very important to us. That’s why we have an on-campus Student Health Center staffed with doctors and nurses, a wide-ranging Counseling and Psychological Services program supporting mental health, on-campus police and fire services, and many more dedicated staff and programs to help you thrive in a safe environment.



Services for Transfer, Re-entry and Resilient Scholars (STARRS) provides culturally responsive support to transfer, re-entry, veteran students, as well as students who do not have traditional family support due to experiences in the foster care system, with homelessness, abuse, parents who have been incarcerated, or other factors impacting their family life. See the link below for the many advising and support services offered by STARRS.

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