Regents Scholarship

The Regents Scholarship carries the highest honor awarded by the University of California, Santa Cruz to entering undergraduates.  In addition to a monetary award, scholars receive priority enrollment and a campus housing guarantee.

The Regents Scholarship should be just one of the many forms of acknowledgement you receive during your tenure as a Scholar.  As a Regents Scholar you will have opportunities to attend gatherings which will connect you with other scholars as well as faculty - as your network expands, so will your opportunities.

Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships are renewable for 4 years for first year students and for 2 years for junior transfers. Renewals are conditional upon meeting academic standards as defined by the faculty Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid.  Students are expected to enroll in 15 units each quarter and to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to qualify for scholarship renewal. To be eligible for the Regents Scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, an international student with a valid visa or students qualifying under AB130 or AB131.

Award amounts for New frosh are $20,000 paid over 4 years and transfer students receive $10,000 paid over 2 years.