The Regents Scholarship, based on academic excellence, is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to UC undergraduate students. Regents Scholars receive an honorarium of up to $8,000, paid $2,000 in each of their 4 or 2 undergraduate years (for freshmen or transfer students), plus special privileges as outlined below.
Entering freshmen and transfers without demonstrated financial need receive a 4-year honorarium of up to $8,000 ($2,000 per year paid evenly over 3 academic quarters).
Entering freshmen and transfers who have demonstrated financial need receive additional scholarship and/or grant funds to meet the financial need for 4 undergraduate academic years, excluding any non-resident tuition costs.
Regents Scholars are guaranteed admission to the college of their choice at the time of admission as indicated on the UC Application for Admission.
Includes appointment of an Honors Advisor at select colleges.
Priority enrollment starts with the first Winter Quarter. The first Fall Quarter enrollment occurs during the normal Freshman enrollment period around August -September. Regents Scholars will have priority enrollment appointment times during the first and second pass enrollment periods through 4 years of undergraduate attendance at UCSD.
Regents Scholars receive graduate-level borrowing privileges at each of the UCSD Libraries. These privileges include extended borrowing periods (you can check out most library books for up to 90 days) and film and video borrowing privileges (VHS tapes and DVDs from the Film and Video Collection).
Participation in a cutting-edge research program during the first quarter of enrollment, subject to availability. Physical Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering are some of the participating divisions.
While the Regents Scholarship program is a UC systemwide program, the Regents Scholars Research Initiative (RSRI) program is unique to UC San Diego. More information is provided in the admit packet sent to Regents Scholars in March.
Participation in the Academic Enrichment Program’s Faculty Mentor Program in the junior year, assuming the program requirements are met.
Contact the Scholarship Office, (858) 534-1067.