Regents Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • $5,000 per year
  • 30 November 2022

The Regents Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduate students at the University of California. Regents Scholarships are merit scholarships, selected on the basis of academic excellence.

University of California, San Diego
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• Entering freshman or transfer student (both California residents and non-residents) • United States citizens, permanent residents, or California Dream Act students • Demonstrated academic excellence (strength and breadth of your high school academic program, grades and other academic criteria)

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Entering freshmen receive a $20,000 honorarium paid at $5,000 per year in each of their 4 undergraduate years (plus other special privileges).


  1. File your UC Application for Admission and Scholarships by the Nov. 30 deadline.
  2. If you wish to demonstrate financial need to determine if you are eligible for a Regents need award, then 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.
  3. You don't need to file any other paperwork.
  4. UC San Diego notifies recipients of Regents Scholarships in March, along with the admission notice.
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