Powerful Tips To Win UCSD Scholarship 2022 (UPDATED)

Filed in BLOG by on April 23, 2022

The University of California, San Diego, is pleased to announce its 2022 UCSD Scholarships for eligibility and deserving students. 

Students who wish to study at the University of California, San Diego, are open to financial aid to help in paying for fees that couldn’t be covered because of other expenses. 

You don’t have to worry about not getting a scholarship award, as UCSD Scholarships are available at all study levels. 

Students who are citizens of the United States and permanent residents can apply. 

 

UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Scholarships at the University of California, San Diego, are gift aids for students studying for a course at the school and are not to be repaid. 

UCSD Scholarships are awarded for either academic merit only or merit and additional criteria such as major of interest, leadership, or financial need.

UCSD scholarships aim to aid students in replacing other financial awards to cover their unmet needs in the basic California resident award package, pay for their university Loans, and other financial expenses. 

This is done to bridge the gap between financial incapability and attaining educational goals. 

UCSD Scholarships provide funds for students in various levels and fields ranging from first-year students, transfer students, and continuing students and provide study abroad scholarships

 

 

SPONSOR: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO.

The University of California, San Diego, was established in 1960 as a public land-grant research university in San Diego, California near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

UC San Diego is the southernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling 33,343 undergraduate and 9,533 graduate students. 

It occupies 2,178 acres (881 ha) near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus seating on approximately 1,152 acres (466 ha). University of California San Diego is rated among the best universities globally by significant college and university rankings.

University of California San Diego comprises four academic divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences) and seven graduate and professional schools (Jacobs School of Engineering, Rady School of Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, School of Global Policy and Strategy, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the newly established Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science).

It has seven undergraduate residential colleges (Revelle, John Muir, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sixth, and Seventh). 

University of California San Diego got over 140,000 applications for Fall 2021, rendering it the second most applied-to university in the United States.

The university manages 19 organized research units (ORUs), including the Center for Energy Research, Qualcomm Institute, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, as well as eight School of Medicine research units, six research centers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and two multi-campus initiatives, including the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

UCSD is also nearly affiliated with several regional research centers, such as the Salk Institute, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, and the Scripps Research Institute. 

UC San Diego is considered one of the country’s Public Ivies. UC San Diego faculty, researchers, and alumni have won 28 Nobel Prizes, the second most of any UC campus, three Fields Medals, eight National Medals of Science, eight MacArthur Fellowships, and three Pulitzer Prizes as of February 2021.  

 

FIELDS OF STUDY

UCSD Scholarships are not field or level-restricted scholarships. It is open to all University of California, San Diego students. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

Amount awarded for these scholarships varies. 

 

HOST

The UCSD scholarships are hosted and are to be taken at the University of California, San Diego.

 

HOST NATIONALITY

The scholarships hosted are to be taken in California, United States. 

 

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY

Students who are citizens of the United States and permanent residents of California are eligible for this scholarship. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be admitted and enrolled in the University of California, San Diego. 

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS

All UCSD scholarships require:

  • Admission and Enrollment into the University of California, San Diego.
  • An online application process
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of recommendation 

Note: Each scholarship has additional requirements. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

The UCSD Scholarships are offered in categories which are: 

  • UCSD Scholarships for Entering First-Year 
  • UCSD Scholarships for Entering Transfer Students
  • UCSD Scholarships for Continuing Undergraduates
  • UCSD Scholarships for Enrolled Transfer Students
  • UCSD Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS) 
  • UCSD Study Abroad Scholarship.

 

UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTERING STUDENTS 

This scholarship is open to high school seniors and entering first-year students at the University of California, San Diego. 

The eligibility of this scholarship is limited to United States citizens, permanent residents, or California Dream Act students.

These Scholarships are awarded on a very competitive basis.

Entering students are eligible for: 

  • First-Year merit scholarships
  • First-Year restricted scholarships
First-Year merit scholarships

These merit scholarships are based entirely on academic achievement, as reflected in students’ UC admissions applications. 

Some first-year merit scholarships include: 

  • Regents Scholarship
  • Ellen and Roger Revelle Scholarship
Regents Scholarship

The Regents Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to first-year students at the University of California. Regents Scholarships are merit scholarships. Students are selected based on academic excellence.  

Award amount

Entering first-year students receive a $20,000 honorarium paid at $5,000 per year in their four undergraduate years (plus other special privileges).

Ellen and Roger Revelle Scholarship

Ellen and Roger Revelle Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to entering first-year students based on academic merit.

Award amount

The scholarship provides a 4-year award of up to $10,000, paid at $2,500 per year.

 

First-Year restricted scholarships

These restricted scholarships are awarded on academic merit plus additional criteria such as demonstrated financial need, a field of interest, or leadership. 

Selected applicants may need to provide supporting documentation to verify how they meet the restricted criteria. All personal and medical information remains confidential. 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTERING STUDENTS

To apply for the UC San Diego first-year student scholarships, applicants should: 

File UC Application for Admissions and Scholarships by the November 30 deadline.

For financial need scholarships:

File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)OR if AB540 is eligible

If unable to file a FAFSA, file a California Dream Application by March 2. 

Note: Do not file both.

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

UC San Diego will notify you of any scholarship awards by March 30. 

Check your application status online using the

Applicant Portal.

All requested financial aid documents are due for submission on May 1.

Learn more about UCSD Scholarships for Entering Students 

 

UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTERING TRANSFER STUDENTS

These scholarships are administered by the University of California San Diego for new transfer students.

UCSD Transfer Students are eligible for: 

  • Engelhorn Family Scholarships
  • Regents Transfer Student Scholarships
  • Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship
  • Crank start Scholarships for California
  • Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship
  • Osher Foundation Scholarships
Engelhorn Family Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who participate in the University Link, have high financial needs, and have a 3.0+ GPA. 

Award amount

Two undergraduate Students get up to $2,000 annually at UC San Diego.

Regents Transfer Student Scholarships

The Regents Transfer Student Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduate students at the University of California. 

These Scholarships are merit scholarships, and students are selected based on academic excellence. 

Entering transfer students who are California residents and have demonstrated financial need receive an additional scholarship or grant funds to meet the financial need for two undergraduate academic years. 

Applicants’ FAFSA or California Dream Act Application establishes their financial needs.

Award amount

Entering transfer students receive a $10,000 honorarium paid at $5,000 per year in their two undergraduate years (plus other special privileges).

 

Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to registered Members of Federally Recognized Tribes

Entering transfer students from San Diego & Imperial Counties who are registered (enrolled) members of federally recognized tribes, admitted to UC San Diego, meet the UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Program (CA Residents with a total family income of less than $80,000 with financial need) are eligible to apply for this. 

Award amount

It is a 2-year award of up to $20,000, paid at $10,000 per year.

 

Crank start Scholarships for California

The Crankstart scholarship is for Community College Transfer Students who enter from a California Community College, have high financial needs, have high GPA, have overcome challenges/hardships, and are committed to obtaining their degree. 

Award amount

The scholarship awards up to $5,000 annually for two undergraduate years at UC San Diego, provided students maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree.

 

Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship

Selected students from among the Fall 2019 admitted students from San Diego City College, Imperial Valley College, or Southwestern College that meet the UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Program (CA Residents with a total family income of less than $80,000 with financial need). Additional criteria may include, but are not limited to, demonstrated academic promise and a commitment to obtaining a baccalaureate degree, being a 1st generation student, persevered through difficult life circumstances, was an orphan or foster child, being a parent with dependent children, is a re-entry student, or is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the U.S. are eligible for this scholarship. 

Award amount

This scholarship is a 2-year award of up to $20,000, paid at $10,000 per year.

 

Osher Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship is presented to transfer students who enter from a California Community College, have high financial needs, have high GPA, and are student parents. 

Award amount

This scholarship awards up to $2,500 annually to 2 undergraduate students at UC San Diego. 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTERING TRANSFER STUDENTS. 

File your UC Admissions Application by the November 30 deadline.

If you wish to demonstrate financial need to determine if you are eligible:

File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 2, 

OR the California Dream Act application (if you are AB540 eligible and not eligible to file a FAFSA). File only one of these applications.

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

University of California San Diego will notify scholarship recipients by May 1. Check the status of your award online using the Applicant Portal.

Learn more about USCD Scholarships for Entering Transfer Students

 

UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CONTINUING UNDERGRADUATES STUDENTS 

These scholarships are administered by the University of California San Diego for continuing undergraduates who are United States citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) or AB540 eligible students.

Scholarships for continuing Undergraduate students include: 

  • Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship
  • Alice Y. Wu Memorial Scholarship
  • Afsahi-Eklund ’90 Family Scholarship
  • Alumni Leadership Scholarship
  • Bebe and Marvin Zigman Scholarship
  • Bay Area Alumni Scholarship
  • Albert Parvin Scholarship
  • Alice Marriott Scholarship

 

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students studying: Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Communications, or Political Science/Public Policy majors, and other programs touching on networked systems, who are also active in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Preference is given to students with experience or interest in research, high academic merit, and demonstrated financial need.

Award amount 

This scholarship is a 1-year award of up to $12,000.

 

Alice Y. Wu Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Engineering majors students with a preference for Computer Science, full-time juniors or seniors in the upcoming academic year, with a 3.0+ cum GPA, demonstrated financial need, and have volunteer experience with humanitarian causes or campus/campus/community leadership.

Award amount 

This scholarship awards up to $4,000 for one year. 

 

Afsahi-Eklund ’90 Family Scholarship

Afsahi-Eklund ’90 Family Scholarship is for undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrating financial need, and majoring in Communications.

Award amount

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 for one year

 

Alumni Leadership Scholarship

This is a scholarship for Full-time juniors or seniors in the upcoming academic year with a 3.0+ cum GPA demonstrating financial need and college-level academic, campus, or community service/ leadership.

Award amount

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 annually for up to 2 years.

 

Bebe and Marvin Zigman Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Undergraduates students born in California, who are Arts or Humanities majors, meaningfully involved in foreign language study, with a 3.0+ cum GPA, and demonstrated financial need. Preference for students interested in a career in Foreign Service.

Award amount 

This scholarship awards up to $5,000 for one year

 

Bay Area Alumni Scholarship

Full-time juniors or seniors in the upcoming academic year with a 3.0+ cum GPA, demonstrated financial need, college-level academic, campus or community service/ leadership, and graduated from a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area eligible for this scholarship. 

Award amount

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 annually for up to 2 years.

 

Albert Parvin Scholarship

Students in Engineering majors who are or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States are awarded the Albert Parvin Scholarship. 

Award amount 

This scholarship awards up to $4,000 for one year

 

Alice Marriott Scholarship

Alice Marriott Scholarship is an Academic merit scholarship for students who demonstrated financial need with a preference for Biological Science majors.

Award amount

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 annually for up to 1 year.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CONTINUING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Visit the online application in December using the https://ucsd.academicworks.com

File your online application by 11:59 p.m., March 2nd, 2022.

Correct or update your online application any time before the deadline.

UCSD will email you notification of any scholarship awards in August. Check your application status online using https://ucsd.academicworks.com

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

Application closes by March 2nd, 2022, by 11:59 pm.

Learn more about UCSD Scholarships for Continuing Undergraduate Students 

 

UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENROLLED TRANSFER STUDENTS

These scholarships are for enrolled transfer students who are United States citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) or AB540 eligible students.

These Scholarships are awarded on a very competitive basis.

Enrolled Transfer Students are eligible for: 

  • Michael Miller Engineering Scholarship
  • Robert and Pat Whalen Military Transfer Scholarship
  • Vickerman/Munoz Family Scholarship for Transfer Students
Michael Miller Engineering Scholarship for Transfer Students

This scholarship is open to transfer students who are engineering majors, have a 3.0+ GPA,  demonstrate financial need

Award amount   

A 1-year undergraduate award of up to $2,500.

 

Robert and Pat Whalen Military Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces as enlisted or non-commissioned officers,  demonstrate financial need, and major in Engineering.

Award amount

The amount awarded for this scholarship varies for 1-year undergraduate students. 

 

Vickerman/Munoz Family Scholarship for Transfer Students

This is an Alumni Leadership Scholarship awarded to full-time undergraduate transfer students who demonstrate financial need, college-level academic, campus, or community service/ leadership experience, and have a 3.0+ GPA

Award amount

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 annually for up to 2 years.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENROLLED TRANSFER STUDENTS

Visit the online application at the end of November using the Financial Aid tool.

File your online application by 11:59 p.m., March 2nd, 2022.

Correct or update your online application any time up to the deadline.

UC San Diego will e-mail you notification of any scholarship awards in August. Check your application status online using the Financial Aid tool.

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

Application closes by March 2nd, 2022, by 11:59 pm.

Learn more about UCSD Scholarships for enrolled transfer students. 

 

UCSD UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS 

Several scholarships are available across multiple research areas at the University of California, San Diego. 

Below are some Undergraduate Research Scholarships at UCSD:

  • Chancellor’s Research Scholarship for Social Sciences
  • David Jay Gambee Memorial Research Scholarship for Governance and Social Impact Projects
  • Doris A. Howell Foundation Research Scholarship for Women’s Health
  • Chancellor’s Research Scholarship for Arts and Humanities
  • David Marc Belkin Memorial Research Scholarship for Governance and Social Impact Projects
  • Ledell Family Research Scholarship for Science and Engineering
  • Philip and Elizabeth Hiestand Scholarship for research in SIO and Engineering
  • Eureka! Scholarship for Biological Sciences Majors
Chancellor’s Research Scholarship for Social Sciences

This research scholarship considers proposals planned to pursue special studies and projects in the general areas of Social Science.

 

David Jay Gambee Memorial Research Scholarship for Governance and Social Impact Projects

This scholarship is awarded towards proposals that involve an active citizen in university governance, the local community, or national and international affairs. 

Projects lead to a heightened awareness of the relationship between the environment and society. Service in the community through volunteer activities or participation in the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation programs is also encouraged.

 

Doris A. Howell Foundation Research Scholarship for Women’s Health

This scholarship is awarded towards research proposals designed to improve women’s health. 

Preference is given to applications that study disease prevention in, for example, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Proposals may describe an approach to examine biological, medical, cultural, economic, behavioral, psychosocial, or cross-cultural influences.

 

Chancellor’s Research Scholarship for Arts and Humanities

This research scholarship will be awarded to proposals designed to seek special studies and projects in the general areas of Arts and Humanities.

 

David Marc Belkin Memorial Research Scholarship for Environment and Ecology

This scholarship is awarded to proposals designed to seek special studies and projects in the general areas of environmental and ecological issues.

 

Ledell Family Research Scholarship for Science and Engineering

Ledell Family Research Scholarship for Science and Engineering is created to seek special studies and projects in physical sciences (including mathematics), life/biological sciences (including Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)), or engineering.

 

Philip and Elizabeth Hiestand Scholarship for research in SIO and Engineering

This scholarship is awarded to those research topics proposed to pursue special studies and projects in physics. 

Preference is given to students with a physics major. 

 

Eureka! Scholarship for Biological Sciences Majors

Eureka! Scholarship for Biological Sciences Majors enables engagement in basic and translational biology by facilitating students’ participation in research opportunities at the UC San Diego campus and research facilities on the San Diego Mesa (located north of UC San Diego). 

Successful proposals will exhibit proof that the scholarship will provide the students with an opportunity to have a significant research experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR UCSD UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants must complete the General application before submitting their URS application(s). 

Applicants must submit one application per URS opportunity in the portal to be considered.

Click here to apply: https://ucsd-research.academicworks.com/users/sign_in 

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

The Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships 2022 applications will be due on March 1 or March 15, 2022.

Learn more about UCSD Undergraduate Research Scholarships

 

UCSD STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

These are scholarships for study abroad and exchange programs

To apply for these scholarships need to complete one application to be considered for multiple scholarships

See the list of 2022-2023 Study Abroad at the University of California San Diego Scholarships

 

APPLICATION DUE DATE

Application for these scholarships closes on March 15, 2022

Learn more about UCSD Study Abroad Scholarships 

 

TIPS TO WIN SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO.

  • Determine your eligibility: You must be a current UC San Diego undergraduate in any major and be enrolled the following school year (through at least Fall Quarter after the summer program) are eligible to apply.
  • Be an eligible citizen: Applicants of the UCSD Scholarships must be United States citizens, permanent residents, or eligible under AB540 “California Dream Act.”
  • Complete the project while you are an undergraduate student at UC San Diego. 
  • Write a convincing Personal Statement: Describe how the scholarships would improve your academic and professional goals in not more than 600 words max. 
  • Share your academic and personal achievements, talents, experiences, interests (related to your field of interest/research)
  • academic and professional goals in your personal statement.
  • Talk about the kinds of contributions you would like to make to your academic and professional goals. 
  • Letter of Recommendation: Your letter of recommendation should be from the faculty member/principal investigator. 
  • Complete all application processes and requirements before the due date. 
  • Follow up on your application. 

 

BENEFITS OF UCSD SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of California, San Diego created these scholarships to:

  • Help students attain their educational goals, which might be hindered by finance. 
  • Bridge the gap between academic achievement and educational expenses. 
  • Provide funds for the tuition of UCSD students to achieve their educational dreams.
  • Secure the future of Students at all levels of education by opening doors for financial aid. 
  • Give access to unlimited financial resources by providing scholarship opportunities at all levels of study. 
  • Eradicate the possibility of dropouts amongst its students by providing financial aid. 
  • Appreciate students who are academically achieving by awarding merit-based scholarships. 

 

SUMMARY

Here is a recap of the UCSD Scholarships you must take note of. 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Register/Login link + All Scholarships offered by UCSD: visit Here

Formal winners of UCSD Scholarship: N/A

Previous Finalist of UCSD Scholarship: N/A

Twitter profile link: visit Here

Contact Information: visit Here

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Sponsors: University of California, San Diego 

Department: The UCSD Scholarships are restricted to no departments. 

Course Level: All levels of study. 

Award: Varies

Number of Awards: N/A

Access Mode: Online

Nationality: United States 

Language Requirement:  There is no language requirement for this scholarship. 

Supporting Documents: Supporting documents for UCSD Scholarships differ. Applicants should visit the scholarship page for more information on the supporting documents. 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

How to Apply: Application for the UCSD scholarships require an online process. Visit each scholarship portal for instructions on how to apply. 

Supporting Documents: Supporting documents for UCSD Scholarships differ. Applicants should visit the scholarship page for more information on the supporting documents.

Admission Requirements: UCSD Scholarships require admission and enrollment into UC San Diego and an online application process.

Language Requirement: There is no language requirement for this scholarship. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get a scholarship from UCSD?

You can apply online for any undergraduate scholarships listed on the University of California San Diego website.

When should I apply for a Scholarship at UCSD?

Look out for when the online application is open. Correct or update your online application any time up to the deadline File your online application by 11:59 p.m., March 2nd, 2022.

What scholarships are offered at UCSD?

UCSD offers scholarships at various levels of study, from undergraduate to graduate students. You can apply for any scholarships, either merit-based or restricted scholarships.

Does UCSD give scholarships to international students?

UCSD offers up to four (4) $8,000 scholarships awarded annually to students who will pursue a full academic year of study abroad. These funds can support students studying abroad through the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) or our partner programs in the UCSD Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP)

Does UCSD give merit scholarships out of state?

Students from other United States states are not eligible for California financial aid; however, the University of California will help out-of-state students receive federal assistance for which they qualify. International students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid.

CONCLUSION

The University of California, San Diego, offers UCSD Scholarships to provide financial support for students who perform academically high and demonstrate financial needs. 

UCSD Scholarships are offered at various levels of study for first-year, transfer students, continuing students, and study abroad scholarships. 

Eligibility criteria and requirements for each scholarship differ. Applicants are encouraged to visit the scholarship website to learn more about each scholarship. 

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