Ray and Joan Dezember Scholarship

The Ray and Joan Dezember Scholarship was the first UC Merced scholarship established for students hailing from one county (Kern County) in the university’s 13-county service area. Longtime supporters of UC Merced, the Dezembers are founding members of the Chancellor’s Associates and have lent their time to support development of the UC Merced Bakersfield Center, which they hope will enable even more students to receive degrees from the San Joaquin Valley UC campus

Eligibility Criteria: Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. This scholarship will be awarded to entering students both freshman and transfer students who have graduated from a high school or community college located in Kern County and demonstrated academic excellence with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Must complete a FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd of award year. Must maintain full time enrollment for both fall and spring terms. Scholarship is renewable up to 4 years for entering freshman and 2 years for transfer students with continued eligibility requirements met.

Incoming Freshman, Transfer, Undocumented Students Eligible