Undergraduate Dean's Award

The Undergraduate Dean's Scholarships and Awards range from $12,000 to $40,000, split over four years for freshmen. For transfer students, the awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 over two years. For example, if you are offered a $12,000 Deans Award, the amount per year you are expected to receive is $3,000. If you receive a Deans Award of $40,000, the allocation per year is $10,000. For transfer students, if you are offered the $20,000 Deans Award, you will receive $10,000 per year, and if your award is only $6,000, then amount per year is $3000. These awards are intended to offset non-resident tuition and will be discontinued if the student becomes a California resident.

Newly admitted non-resident students are considered for this scholarship during the admission’s cycle. Our holistic review of scholarship candidates considers academic preparation as demonstrated through the information provided on the UC application, including courses completed and in progress, grade point average, test scores and accomplishments within the context of opportunities. Leadership qualities, special talents, achievements and awards may also be considered.

Our Dean's Award is intended to recognize the academic and cultural contributions students make to our community of scholars. Awards may be combined with our highly distinctive Regents Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement.

Deans must be accepted on your MyUCSC student portal. Awards not accepted prior to the end of your first term of attendance may be rescinded.