UCRRA Scholarship

The UCR Retirees’ Association (UCRRA) is excited to invite UCR students to apply for their UCRRA Undergraduate Student Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Thanks to the countless contributions from retired staff of UCR, the UCRRA and its members feel honored to offer this scholarship for undergraduate students to support their education goals and success at UCR. Below you will find the scholarship criteria and deadline to apply. We ask that you kindly share this scholarship opportunity with interested students.

Scholarship Criteria  

  1. The recipient(s) is an undergraduate student, who has a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher (First years without a UCR GPA should have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher). 

  1. Preference will be given to the children and grandchildren and/or close relative of a UCR staff member or retiree.  

  1. As part of the application process, the UCRRA Scholarship Selection committee is interested in understanding your financial need. By submitting your application, you agree to have the UCR Financial Aid Office release your financial aid information to the UCRRA Scholarship Selection Committee. 

  1. At the discretion of the UCRRA, the Financial Aid Office will determine the recipient(s) based on the above criteria and in coordination with the Office of Human Resources. 


Eligible UCR students may submit their online application using the link below by Wednesday, November 15, 2023.


Interested UCR students are required to write a 500 word essay explaining their financial need and how this award will help them realize their educational goals.

UCRRA Student Scholarship Application

For more information on the UCRRA and its scholarship initiatives, please visit the retirees and emeriti webpage.

We thank you for your partnership and wish you a safe and engaging fall quarter!