Recreation Scholarships

Recreation allocated $8,780 total in student scholarships during Academic Year 2018/19

During Academic Year 2019/20, with nearly all Recreation activities being "fee-free," the Rec scholarship process is on hold. 

We want every UCSC student to be able to join a Recreation activity. Thanks to fundraising through the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Santa Cruz and the support of individual donors, each year over 100 students receive Recreation scholarships to make this a reality.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • If you are a student in EOP, please apply to the EOP Measure 68 Access Scholarship. Go here to apply.
  • You may receive up to $100 per academic year.
  • You must use the scholarship within the quarter that it is granted.
  • The scholarship is non-transferable.
  • The scholarship is only for Recreation activities.
  • AB 540 students are eligible to receive Recreation scholarships.
  • Scholarship decisions are made once per quarter on the day before Recreation Registration. Recreation Registration is typically the first Tuesday of each quarter.
  • Each quarter, priority consideration is given to applications submitted two days prior to Recreation Registration.
  • If awarded a scholarship, you will receive an email with the good news. To use your scholarship, you'll be asked to register by phone or in person at the Recreation office.
  • Receiving a scholarship does not guarantee space in your requested activity.
  • Please contact the Recreation office if you've missed the scholarship application quarterly deadline and need financial assistance.