Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University of California, Merced Undergraduate Scholarship website!
The scholarships listed below are offered by various donors, schools, departments, and offices throughout the University. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about that particular opportunity. Scholarships are awarded based on available funding.

New and prospective undergraduates should NOT log into this website, as you are automatically considered for all institutional scholarships based on your UC Admissions Application and by completing the FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd.

Continuing undergraduate students who wish to apply for scholarships will need to meet the minimum requirements. Requirements include a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA, full-time enrollment and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.

To begin applying click the “Sign In” button at the top right of this page and complete your Continuing Student Scholarship General Application. Your application along with imported data from your official student record will automatically match to qualifications for each scholarship opportunity.

  • “Apply-To” scholarship require further action on your part to be fully considered. Select “Recommended” under the “Opportunities” or click on the Apply button to complete the additional questions once you complete the General Application.

External Private Scholarships can be found by selecting “External” under “Opportunities” in the drop-down menu. These scholarships are not associated with, nor endorsed by, UC Merced. Be sure to check back periodically to see if there are any new External scholarships opportunities.

The Award Amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.

The Award Period for scholarships listed are for the 2020-2021 year. A new general application must be completed each year during our filing period of February 1st – March 2nd in order to be considered for eligibility.

Disclosures
Please note that federal financial aid regulations require that the financial aid awards you receive cannot exceed your student budget or cost of attendance. It is possible, therefore, that outside scholarships could reduce a component of your award package. We may need to reduce your financial aid awards by the amount of the outside resources received to ensure that your total awards do not exceed your student budget or cost of attendance. In these cases, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will first attempt to reduce loan or work study. Fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Up to $1,000 AARP Merced Chapter #282 Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating you are the son or daughter of a US Veteran and participate in...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,500 Beverlee Sieghold Antoine Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd. Must be an undergraduate student in their freshman or sophomore year...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Building the Future Renewable Scholarship
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. This scholarship is awarded to students based on their...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Calvin E Bright Engineering Scholarship
The recipient is selected by the Dean of School of Engineering. Award criteria is determined by the particular school.
The recipient is selected by the Dean of School of Engineering. Award...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Caroline L. Adams Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must have FAFSA or Dream...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $500 Comcast Collegiate Alumni Foundation
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating what lasting legacy they wish to contribute to UC Merced....
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $500
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Edward and Marion Doherty Fund for Yosemite Internship Program
The recipient is selected by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs office in collaboration with the Yosemite Leadership Program Staff. Recipient...
The recipient is selected by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $1,000 Financial Aid General Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must complete a FAFSA...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Fiori Lawrence Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd. Must be an undergraduate student with a major in the School of Social...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1000 Floyd Family Foundation Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Awarded to a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Frances M. Benton Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and have a FAFSA or Dream Act Application on file for the award year....
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$5,000.00 General Scholarship Dream Act
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Awarded to undocumented...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies General Scholarship School of Engineering
Awarded to students through the School of Engineering. Award criteria and selection process is determined by the Dean of Engineering. All...
Awarded to students through the School of Engineering. Award criteria...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies General Scholarship School of Natural Sciences
Awarded to students through the School of Natural Sciences. Award criteria and selection process is determined by the Dean of Natural Sciences. ...
Awarded to students through the School of Natural Sciences. Award...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies General Scholarship School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Awarded to students through the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Award criteria and selection process is determined by the Dean of ...
Awarded to students through the School of Social Sciences, Humanities...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $1,000 Hoffman/Rivera Family Scholarship Fund
The Hoffman/Rivera Family Scholarship fund will provide support to a high-achieving undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and who have...
The Hoffman/Rivera Family Scholarship fund will provide support to a...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $2,000 Jefferson Jennings Doolittle Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must complete a FAFSA...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000.00 John C. "Jack" Pjerrou Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Lindsay Ann Desrochers, who wished to honor her brother by providing financial support to UC Merced students from...
This scholarship was created by Lindsay Ann Desrochers, who wished to...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies John Elia Scholarship Endowment in Support of Veterans
Awarded to students who are veterans of the Armed Forces or dependents of veterans. Must have a FAFSA or Dream Act Application completed by March...
Awarded to students who are veterans of the Armed Forces or dependents...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $1,000 Ken and Midge Riggs Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating an interest in pursuing a career in the health care industry....
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Leroy C. Shobe Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must complete a FAFSA...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $1,000 Merced County Association of Realtors Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and demonstrate leadership qualities while attending UC Merced. Must be a...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Merced Mall Endowment for Entrepreneurial Students Scholarships
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must complete a FAFSA...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating you are a member of the Merced School Employees Federal Credit...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Michael and Arline Colvin Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Awarded to a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $1,000 MSSM Friendship Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating what friendship means to you and how you plan to help others...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies MTC Distributing Scholarship
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. This scholarship is being awarded under the direction of...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Pamela Ann Stahl Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating an interest in a career in teaching. Must be at a Junior or...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
$500 Peter & Rochelle Koch Scholarship presented by Valley Land Alliance (VLA)
The Peter and Rochelle Scholarship, presented by the Valley Land Alliance (VLA) is given annually to a UC Merced student with a preference given to...
The Peter and Rochelle Scholarship, presented by the Valley Land...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Renewable Energy Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating an academic or career interest in renewable energy. Must have...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
1,000 Ruscoe Family Scholarship dba Merced Yosemite Realty
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must have graduated...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
up to $1,000 San Joaquin Valley UC Alumni Network Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd responding with what legacy you wish to contribute to UC Merced as a...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Speck Family Fund
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Stephen D. Peterson Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd. Must have been a past participant or are currently a participant of the...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1000 per recipient UC Merced Alumni Association Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating what legacy you wish to contribute to UC Merced and/or what...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1000 per recipient
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies UC Merced Campuswide Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies UC Merced Donors Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $1,000 UC Merced Staff Assembly Scholarship Fund for Employee's Children
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating your parent or legal guardian is a current UC Merced employee....
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$500 per recipient UC Merced Student Alumni Association Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd responding with what legacy you wish to contribute to UC Merced as a...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $500 per recipient
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Undergraduate Scholarships for Health-Related Majors
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. Awarded to incoming freshmen from Merced County who is...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies University Friends Circle Distinguished Volunteer Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating an active and ongoing commitment to serving others in the...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 per recipient Westly Foundation Alumni Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000 per recipient
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Willer/BUR Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be a continuing...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 Wishek Family Endowed Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be from San...
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies AT&T Foundation Scholarship
The recipient is selected by the Dean of the School of Engineering. Award criteria is determined by the particular school.
The recipient is selected by the Dean of the School of Engineering....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$1,000 Bank of America Distinguished Management Scholars Program
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who are...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
Varies Chancellor's Scholarship
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application.The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded based on a...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholarship
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. Awarded to transfer students who are transferring or have...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$1,000 Ernest S. and Bettine Kuh Scholarship
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. Awarded to incoming freshman showing high academic...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
Varies Gateway Scholarship Program
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. Awarded to incoming freshman who graduate from Merced High...
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies