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Undergraduates and Scholarships at UC Davis. By: Nate Delaney-Busch, Caroline Dalla Betta, Rricha Mathur, Siobhan McRee, Caitlin Morrow, Jessica Scampa. Our Charge. Gather scholarship data from UCD Survey undergraduates Compare UC campuses Make recommendations. Currently….

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undergraduates and scholarships at uc davis

Undergraduates and Scholarships at UC Davis

By: Nate Delaney-Busch, Caroline Dalla Betta, Rricha Mathur, Siobhan McRee, Caitlin Morrow, Jessica Scampa

our charge
Our Charge
  • Gather scholarship data from UCD
  • Survey undergraduates
  • Compare UC campuses
  • Make recommendations
currently
Currently…

Average Award per Student:

UC Davis: $2,756

UC Berkeley: $4,386

Source: University Office of the President, 2005-06

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Rising Costs and Lack of Scholarship Support

Cost of Attendance per Year

Average Award

Year

Source: The Office of the President

at uc davis
At UC Davis…
  • Approximately 2200 total awards
    • Awarded to 1800-1900 students per year
    • ~800 are continuing students
  • 250 different types
    • 75% are merit based
    • 25% are need based
scholarship endowments
Scholarship Endowments
  • Currently:
    • Most endowment money is awarded
    • Endowments come from gifts >$25,000
    • Rank differs between colleges
  • Future:
    • Comprehensive campaign
the application process at ucd
The Application Process at UCD
  • Freshmen and Transfers apply during Admission Process
  • FAFSA must be filed (need-based only)
  • Continuing Students apply between October and December
uc davis uc berkeley
UC Davis UC Berkeley

Awarded Endowment=

$26 Million

Awarded Endowment=

$4.5 Million

Scholarship Office in Dutton Hall

USPH Office/ Scholarship Connections

3.25 GPA required

4.1 GPA/3.5 GPA required

Application online- deadlines vary

Automatic process + FAFSA-

Need letter of recommendation (continuing students only)

no additional work

publicity and marketing
Publicity and Marketing
  • Continuing Students have the lowest application rate
  • Lack of available information:
    • The website is buried and decentralized
    • no outreach in the dorms
  • There are no walk-in services or advising resources
survey findings

Survey Findings:

Do you currently receive any of the following Financial Aid?

(Check all that apply)

Total Responses: 148

1 electronic resources are key
1) Electronic Resources are Key
  • The three most desired resources are the three online ones:
    • a searchable database hosted by UC Davis (84.3% “interested” or “very interested”)
    • an email notification system (75.6%)
    • a single-application system for multiple scholarships (92.8%).
have you ever accessed an external scholarship database such as fastweb com
Have you ever accessed an external scholarship database such as Fastweb.com?

28.8%

No

Yes

71.2%

Total Responses: 219

1 electronic resources are key13
1) Electronic Resources are Key
  • Interest in one online resource tends to correlate with interest in the others

Applied as a Result of the Website

Total Responses: 117

Number of Responses

Yes, immediately

Yes, eventually

No

2 problems finding scholarships
2) Problems Finding Scholarships
  • Large drop in external scholarships.
    • Higher preference for in-person help.
    • Less likely to have received help in high-school.
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Reasons for not Applying

Top 5

(students could check up to 4 of 12)

Total Responses: 215

quick survey desired resources
Quick Survey:Desired Resources

Total Responses: 3,476

recommendations an automated application system
Recommendations: An Automated Application System
  • Cut the application process
  • Not require a letter of recommendation
  • Increase the possibility of awarding restrictive scholarships
  • Eliminate the 3 most reported causes for not applying
recommendations external scholarships
Recommendations:External Scholarships
  • Expert in charge of finding outside scholarships
  • A searchable database of external scholarships
  • A listserv for e-mail updates and deadlines
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SEARCH SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

O U T S I D E

S C H O L A R S H I P S

About Outside Scholarships

Prestigious Scholarships

Search Scholarship Database

Receive E-mail Updates

Peer Advising

Other Scholarship Resources

Tips for Applying

UC Davis Home Page

Our Outside Scholarship database includes over 200 scholarship opportunities. Unless otherwise noted, our database does not have further information on database awards. To obtain additional information, please use the contact information provided for each individual scholarship. If an application deadline has passed, you may contact the scholarship foundation directly to inquire about next year's deadline. For complete, up-to-date application requirements, review the application materials; do not rely solely on information in this database.

Check back periodically; we are continually adding more awards.

SELECT A SEARCH OPTION:

Search by deadline month

Search by type of award and eligibility criteria

(find awards that fit your profile, based on class level,

area of study, citizenship, and minimum GPA)

Search by underrepresented group

(LGBT, minority, female, disabled)

Search by scholarship name

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http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/outsidescholarships/Apply.html

UC Davis Financial Aid > outside scholarships > applying

Applying for Outside Scholarships

Our Outside Scholarship database includes over 200 scholarship opportunities. Unless otherwise noted, our database does not have further information on database awards. To obtain additional information, please use the contact information provided for each individual scholarship. If an application deadline has passed, you may contact the scholarship foundation directly to inquire about next year's deadline. For complete, up-to-date application requirements, review the application materials; do not rely solely on information in this database.

Check back periodically; we are continually adding more awards.

> Prestigious

Scholarships

> Search

Scholarship

Database

> Receive

E-mail Updates

> Peer Advising

> Other Scholarship

Resources

> Tips for Applying

> UC Davis

Home Page

SELECT A SEARCH OPTION:

Search by deadline month

Search by type of award and eligibility criteria

(find awards that fit your profile, based on class level,

area of study, citizenship, and minimum GPA)

Search by underrepresented group

(LGBT, minority, female, disabled)

Search by scholarship name

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REMEMEBER TO SUBMIT YOURFAFSABYMARCH 2ND!

This is important to do because certain grants and

subsidized loans are on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to access the online application: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

If you have any questions please call Jane Doe at 530-752-6806 or you may email questions to janedoe@ucdavis.edu. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

we would like to thank
We would like to Thank:

Senior Policy Analyst,

Dr. Elias Lopez for sponsoring our project,

Prestigious Scholarship Advisor,

Carrie Devine

Assistant Director of Scholarships,

Mark Foncannon

Student Affairs Officer at UC Berkeley,

Alicia Hayes

Director of Undergraduate Scholarship Prizes and Honors at UC Berkeley,

Cruz Gramaldo

Associate Director of Financial Aid,

Katy Maloney