Adventure Rec Scholarships

Adventure Rec allocated over $15,000 in student scholarships during Academic Year 2018/19, including Wilderness Orientation 2018.

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

We want every UCSC student to be able to join a Adventure Rec 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 Adventure Rec 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 Adventure Rec activities.
  • AB 540 students are eligible to receive Adventure Rec scholarships.
  • Scholarship decisions are made once per quarter on the day before Adventure Rec Registration. Adventure Rec Registration is typically the first Tuesday of each quarter.
  • Each quarter, priority consideration is given to applications submitted two days prior to Adventure Rec 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 Adventure Rec office.
  • Receiving a scholarship does not guarantee space in your requested activity.
  • Please contact the Adventure Rec office if you've missed the scholarship application quarterly deadline and need financial assistance.