Anne and Edward Spaulding Scholarship
California Natives, Anne and Edward Spaulding, are committed to improving the educational opportunities for students living in the Central Valley. Mr. Spaulding was part of the original visionaries that were recruited to imagine and secure UC Merced in the Central Valley.
Eligibility Criteria: Awarded to undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year from one of the counties that comprise the San Joaquin Valley; Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus or Tulare. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Must have a FAFSA or Dream Act Application completed by March 2nd of award year whose expected family contribution (EFC) is above the maximum threshold for a Pell Grant yet still have an unmet financial need.. Must maintain full time enrollment for both fall and spring terms. Preference will be given to those students who are first generation college students. Students must agree to participate in at least two financial coaching sessions per semester for a total of four sessions per year with representatives of UC Merced’s Financial Wellness Center.