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 2022-2023 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
Varies Oakland Promise
UC Merced, in partnership with the East Bay College Fund, created this...
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Varies MTC Distributing Scholarship
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
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Varies UC Merced Campuswide Scholarship
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
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Varies Undergraduate Scholarships for Health-Related Majors
Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC...
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Up to $1,000 AARP Merced Chapter #282 Scholarship
The AARP Merced Chapter #282 recognizes the importance of education and...
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$1,000 Abe Tenenbaum Memorial Scholarship
The Abe Tenenbaum Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist incoming...
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up to $5,000 Anne and Edward Spaulding Scholarship
California Natives, Anne and Edward Spaulding, are committed to...
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$2,000.00 AT&T Foundation Scholarship
The AT&T Foundation Scholarship recognize academically-talented first...
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$1,000 Bank of America Distinguished Management Scholars Program
The Bank of America Distinguished Scholars’ Program is designed to...
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$1,500 Beverlee Sieghold Antoine Endowed Scholarship
Beverlee Sieghold Antoine’s passion for English and writing are...
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5,000 Bowles Scholarship
Dr. Gloria Bowles, founder of the women’s studies program at the...
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Varies Calvin E Bright Engineering Scholarship
The Bright Family Foundation recognizes the financial barriers of...
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$1,000 Caroline L. Adams Endowed Scholarship
Christopher Adams and his wife Jane Adams, established this scholarship...
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$2,500.00 Chen-Matsubara Family Endowed Scholarship
As University of California alumni with lifelong roots in the Central...
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Up to $500 Comcast Collegiate Alumni Foundation
The Comcast Collegiate Alumni Foundation Scholarship was established to...
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$6,000.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholarship
The Crankstart Foundation is a charitable organization started by...
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Varies Edward and Marion Doherty Fund for Yosemite Internship Program
The Edward and Marion Doherty Scholarship was created to support the...
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$1,000 Ernest S. and Bettine Kuh Scholarship
Former Chancellor Steve Kang along with his wife, Mia, established the...
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$1,000 Fiori Lawrence Endowed Scholarship
In memory and recognition of Merill and Sally Fiori, and their...
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$1000 Floyd Family Foundation Scholarship
The Floyd Family Foundation Scholarship was established in support of...
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$312,000.00 Frances M. Benton Scholarship
The Frances M. Benton Scholarship is designed to assist continuing...
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$1,000.00 Ganio-Julian Family Scholarship
As a proud UC Merced alumnus from the pioneering class, Jessica “JaeJae”...
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Varies Gateway Scholarship Program
The Gateway Scholarship fund was established by an anonymous foundation...
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$5,000.00 General Scholarship Dream Act
Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March...
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Varies General Scholarship School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Awarded to students through the School of Social Sciences, Humanities...
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$1,000 Hannah and Eddie Vasquez Family Scholarship
As a past UC Merced Chief of Police and Assistant Vice Chancellor for...
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Up to $1,000 Hoffman/Rivera Family Scholarship Fund
Kyle Hoffman and Olivia Rivera are longstanding champions of higher...
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Up to $2,000 Jefferson Jennings Doolittle Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Jefferson Jennings Doolittle Scholarship Fund was established by...
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$1,000.00 John C. "Jack" Pjerrou Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Lindsay Ann Desrochers, who wished to...
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Varies John Elia Scholarship Endowment in Support of Undocumented Students
The John Elia Scholarship to support undocumented students was...
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Varies John Elia Scholarship Endowment in Support of Veterans
The John Elia Scholarship to support Veterans and their families was...
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Up to $1,000 Ken and Midge Riggs Endowed Scholarship
The Ken and Midge Riggs Scholarship was established to support a student...
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Varies Kris-Tangella Academic Excellence Scholarship
To honor their parents’ belief in making education a priority, Dr. Madhu...
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$1,000 per recipient Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computing Scholarship
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computing Scholarships...
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$1,000 Leroy C. Shobe Scholarship
The Leroy C Shobe Scholarship was established in 2006 to support...
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$1,000 Louis P. Gonella Memorial Scholarship
The Louis P. Gonella Memorial Scholarship will provide financial support...
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$2,500 renewable for 4 years Mark D. and Lisa A. Levine Scholarship
Mark and Lisa Levine, practicing clinicians and innovators in mental...
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up to $1,500 Mendenhall Family Collegiate Alumni Foundation Endowment
The Mendenhall Family Collegiate Alumni Foundation Scholarship was...
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Up to $1,000 Merced County Association of Realtors Scholarship
The Merced County Association of Realtors Scholarship was created...
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$1,000 Merced Mall Endowment for Entrepreneurial Students Scholarships
The Merced Mall Regional Shopping Center Scholarship will be awarded to...
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$1,000 Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Endowed Scholarship
The Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union is committed to...
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$1,000 Michael and Arline Colvin Endowed Scholarship
The Michael and Arlene Colvin Endowed Scholarship is designed to reward...
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Up to $1,000 MSSM Friendship Scholarship
Dr. McFadden, through the MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation, has...
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$1,000 Nancy Sterner Moffett Endowed Scholarship
Through the generosity of Dr. Michael Choy and Dr. Shannon Moffett and...
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Up to $5,000 Osher Reentry Scholarship
The Bernard Osher Foundation was started in 1977 with a mission to...
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Varies Osher Scholarship Endowment for California Community College Transfer Students
The Bernard Osher Foundation was started in 1977 with a mission to...
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Varies Pamela Ann Stahl Scholarship
The Pamela Stahl Memorial Scholarship was established to permanently...
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$1,000 Patricia Berry Kruszelnicki and Beth and Peter Kruszelnicki Memorial Scholarship
The Patricia Berry Kruszelnicki and Beth and Peter Kruszelnicki Memorial...
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$500 Peter & Rochelle Koch Scholarship presented by Valley Land Alliance (VLA)
The Peter and Rochelle Scholarship, presented by the Valley Land...
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$1,000 Professor Roland Winston Endowed Scholarship
In 2005-06, the Chancellor’s Office established the Professor Roland...
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