UC Scholarships

<p>How hard is it to get scholarships from UC's, such as Davis? Like the Regents, and other one. What are the average GPA's/SAT's for such scholarships? And do EC's count towards them? Thanks</p>

<p>Each UC has its own criteria, but in general the higher the UC is ranked, the more difficult it is to receive a Regents scholarship. (I've been on this forum long enough to have seen that some applicants that were not even admitted to some of the UCs have received Regents scholarships at others). Now that there is comprehensive review for admissions, at some UCs other factors besides GPA and SATs come into play, such as leadership in ECs. The criteria are not published, and it is difficult to get a straight answer. I know a mom who called UCLA to ask why her daughter (an NMF with 4.0 unweighted/4.5 weighted GPA) wasn't offered Regents there, but was offered one at Berkeley, and was not able to get an answer.</p>

<p>A few years back UC Davis actually had the minimum stats posted but it no longer does (and other UCs have generally been more close-lipped about such things all along). From recent experience, however, students with strong records, SAT I of 1400+, with strong GPAs and SAT IIs have had a good shot at a Regents Scholarship at Davis. It is my understanding that lower ranked UCs have lower score thresholds, such as 1350 on the SAT I at UCR. The higher one's stats compared to the top quartile of admitted students for the particular UC, the higher your chances at that UC.</p>

<p>At Berkeley and UCLA even stratospheric SATs and GPAs may not result in a Regents because they put so much emphasis on other factors, and, particularly at Berkeley try to balance Regent awards amongst the majors (lower stats might qualify someone admitted into a major with lower general stats, then to those in majors with higher stats). Also, at UCLA or Berkeley, potential candidates must supply additional information to be considered, such as letters of recommendation, while other UCs will base the decisions on the application only.</p>

<p>As for other scholarships, many are need based. Some have posted minimum requirements, but it is not clear what stats one should have to really have a chance. The UC pathways website, and it's introducing the university document no longer has an overview of how scholarships work at the different UCs, so you'll need to go to the individual campus sites for more info. At UC Davis, the scholarship information site is <a href="http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/schol.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/schol.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Wow, very interesting, I didn't realize that. Thanks!</p>

<p>In addition to regents, on the application, there's this whole menu full of boxes you can check (up to 16) (regarding special conditions, academic specialty, etc) so you can try that too and see if you get scholarships</p>