Scholarships for Current Students

The following list outlines scholarship opportunities and academic awards for which current students of the Baskin School of Engineering are eligible.

Amy Beth Snader Memorial Scholarship

The Amy Beth Snader Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 in honor of its namesake, an alumna of UC Santa Cruz in Computer and Information Sciences. Undergraduate students in the Baskin School of Engineering—both women and men, with academic merit and financial need are nominated by a faculty committee for this competitive award (students do not apply).

Baskin Endowed Scholarship

The Baskin Endowed Scholarship awards qualified students based on academic merit and financial need.

David S. Lee Scholarship

The David S. Lee Scholarship recognizes UCSC Baskin School of Engineering undergraduate students for their achievements and the diverse experiences that they bring into the engineering community. David S. Lee served as a member of the UC Board of Regents from 1994 to 2006. Two of his three children are alumni of UCSC. Students with academic merit and financial need are nominated by a faculty committee for this competitive award (students do not apply). Previous recipients who are still enrolled in SoE majors may reapply. The amount of this annual award varies (typically 1-4 awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000).

Dove Family Scholarship

The Dove Family Scholarship is awarded to Baskin School of Engineering students, majoring in computer science, who have demonstrated the ability to overcome an obstacle or have risen to a challenge presented to them in their lives to this point.

Mike Dove graduated from UCSC in 1985 with a B.A. in Computer Science, and still lives in nearby Los Gatos, CA.  Mike has worked in several Silicon Valley startups, as well as large corporations throughout his career.  Currently he is Founder and President of Brilliant Lime, a software company building innovative social products in the mobile space.

Huffman Prize

The Huffman Prize honors the memory and the legacy of its namesake–David A. Huffman (1925-1999), Computer Science Professor Emeritus. The Prize is awarded annually to a Baskin School of Engineering graduating senior whose academic career at UCSC exhibits extraordinary creativity, depth of inquiry, and overall excellence. Students apply in spring by submitting a personal statement, letters of reference from faculty, and documentation of noteworthy projects or unusual accomplishments. Recipients are selected by a faculty committee. David A. Huffman was a distinguished member of the UC Santa Cruz faculty and one of the founders of the first department in what is now the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. Application for submitting application is April 14, 2017.

Marilyn C. Davis Scholarship for Re-entry Women Majoring in Natural Sciences

This endowed scholarship fund was established by a re-entry woman who received undergraduate and graduate science degrees at UCSC in memory of her mother, who herself was a re-entry student after raising five children. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are available to UCSC re-entry women (undergraduates who are 25 and older; graduate students who are 29 and older) who are majoring in the sciences. The scholarship provides funding either for professional development or for immediate, urgent financial need related to a student’s education.

Professional development fund: This supports professional development activities in the sciences, including (but not limited to) costs associated with thesis preparation, field research, publication of an article, presenting a paper at a conference, applying to graduate programs, traveling to visit graduate programs, or interviewing for jobs. Awards may be used for direct costs of these activities or for other indirect associated expenses such as child care and wardrobe.

For questions, please contact Jannet Ceja at 831-459-2552 or email

Mary Katherine Long Endowed Prize

The $1250 Mary Katerine Long Endowed Prize will be awarded to an engineering graduate or undergraduate student committed to growing educational opportunities for young women  in the science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics disciplines. Applicants can apply online by submitting an essay detailing ways of supporting expanded educational opportunities for women. Preference for the Mary Katherine Long Endowed Prize will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, including but not limited to re-entry students, and who are traditionally underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics disciplines.

Patrick Mantey Undergraduate Leadership Award

The Patrick Mantey Undergraduate Leadership Award recognizes a Baskin School of Engineering undergraduate student who demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities and exhibits academic merit. Students, whose contributions represent the very best attributes and accomplishments in the community, are nominated by faculty (students do not apply). This award was established to honor Professor Patrick E. Mantey, founding Dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, in recognition of his leadership and service in helping establish engineering at UC Santa Cruz.

Ira & Kate Pohl Endowed Scholarship

The Ira and Kate Pohl Endowed scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student committed to science and society. Applicants will submit a statement of purpose with a description of their experience (or plan) contributing to scientific knowledge and serving the society, including community service and leadership activities. The recipient must be a proposed or declared Computer Science major and demonstrate intent to complete the degree. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating a financial need. The recipient will be chosen by an ad-hoc committee of Baskin School of Engineering faculty and/or staff.

Robert H. Triebig Memorial Scholarship

The Robert H. Triebig Memorial Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students studying electrical engineering. Students with academic merit are nominated by faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department for this competitive award (students do not apply). The scholarship was established in 1997 by Elsie (Vermont) Triebig in honor of her late husband, Robert H. Triebig, who had worked for 47 years as an electrical engineer. Through this scholarship, the Triebig family hopes to help many other individuals reach their dream of becoming an electrical engineer.


Travel Scholarships

The School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office awards a quarterly travel scholarship to reimburse students for travel related expenses used in attending Engineering Specific events. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. Apply here.



Deans’ & Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards, UC Santa Cruz

The Deans’, Chancellor’s and Steck Awards recognize exceptional achievement in research projects or other creative activities. Application forms are available in early spring from offices of the Chancellor, Divisions, Departments, and Colleges. For more information visit: . Winners are honored at the Undergraduate Academic Awards ceremony in June that culminates the UCSC annual Student Achievement Week.

Deans’ Undergraduate Award

In late spring, fifty undergraduate students, ten from each of the five academic divisions, receive the Dean’s Award of $100 for outstanding achievement in their division. Recipients are considered for the Chancellor’s Award.

Chancellor’s Undergraduate Award

In late spring, the Chancellor’s Award recognizes the top three students, from the Deans’ Award list, from each division with an additional $100 award. Recipients are considered for the Steck Award.

Steck Award

The Steck Award recognizes what they feel is the most outstanding research project chosen from the fifteen Chancellor Awardees. The student recipient receives an additional $1,000. In addition, his or her senior thesis/research project is bound and copies given to the student, the research supervisor, UC Santa Cruz Library, and the Steck family, whose generous contributions have made this award possible.



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