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About Undergraduate Scholarships

Find out how scholarships can help cover your undergraduate education costs.

Facts about scholarships:

  • Scholarships are gift aid, money you do not have to repay.
  • Scholarships are awarded for either academic merit only, or merit and additional criteria such as major of interest, leadership, or financial need.
  • If you receive scholarship(s), they may replace your other financial awards in the following order:
    1. Unmet need in your basic California Resident award package
    2. Perkins Loan/University Loan
    3. Work-study
    4. Need based Parent PLUS Loan or additional Direct Loan in your basic CA resident package
    5. Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan
    6. Grants
    Scholarships that replace work-study reduce the number of hours you need to work, and those that replace loans reduce your future loan debt.

Scholarship money does not reduce your expected family contribution (EFC). For details, see:

See the requirements and application process
for UCSD and non-UCSD scholarships:

Resources about scholarships:

Questions?

Contact Financial Aid's Scholarship Office, (858) 534-1067.