Scholarships and Awards

May 10, 2013 admin
The college offers many unique funding and award opportunities for undergraduate students.

College Awards

With a single application from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, you can apply for UC Davis scholarships and awards, including these offered by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES).

Aggie Ambassador of the Year Award

Each year, the Aggie Ambassador organization awards two individuals with the title of Outstanding Ambassadors of the Year. These individuals have gone above the ambassadorial call of duty and have worked hard to make a difference in the organization. They will be a part of our college's history with their name engraved on the perpetual plaque that is displayed in the dean's office lobby in Mrak Hall.

Brad Davis Award 

Brad Davis had a lifelong dream of becoming an agricultural instructor. He came to UC Davis in 1982 to study Agricultural Education. During his undergraduate years, Brad was very involved in Block and Bridle, the Little International Stock Show and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Brad was also a member of the Livestock Judging Team that competed throughout the country. One of his favorite activities was the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day, where he worked on several events and strove to showcase the UC Davis campus to prospective students through their Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H programs. 

In 1998, Brad was killed in an automobile accident. He died doing what he loved best–taking a team of FFA students to an after school event. After Brad's death, his parents, Don and Beverly, looked for ways to perpetuate Brad's legacy and set up scholarships and awards through both agricultural and environmental education program and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. A year after these were set up, Beverly and Don returned to campus with a request. The one thing missing from the programs they previously set up was recognition of Brad's passion for the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day. With the help of Dr. James Leising from agricultural and environmental education, the Brad Norman Davis Award was established in 1989. It is an award presented annually upon the completion of Field Day to the individual whose passion and energy influenced others during the event.

Walker Advising Awards 

The Eleanor and Harry Walker Award Fund was established to support and recognize excellence in advising at UC Davis and in the CA&ES. Proceeds from the fund are used to support David Spight, NACADA President, the keynote speaker at UC Davis Academic Advising Conference, and to support academic advising awards in CA&ES. 

Dr. Harry Walker was a professor in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at UC Davis for over 40 years. He served as Associate Dean in CA&ES, was chosen by the UC Davis Academic Staff Organization as its Outstanding Academic Lecturer, and received an Outstanding Advisor Award from the campus. Dr. Walker led the development of the Exploratory Major Program in CA&ES and served as a Master Advisor for undergraduate students in the program for many years. 

Eleanor and Harry Walker have been long-time leaders in recognizing the importance of advising and the role that academic advisors play in helping students succeed. Through their generosity and commitment, the Eleanor and Harry Walker Award celebrates excellence and innovation in academic advising. The college grants the following awards to individuals who exemplify excellence in their area: 

  • Faculty Advisor
  • Staff Advisor
  • Peer Advisor

Dean's Honor List »

According to the UC Davis campus regulations, the quarterly Dean's Honors List includes names of students with a grade point average equal to or higher than the minimum grade point average attained by the upper 16 percent of those registered in the same class level and college during that quarter. Honors lists will be posted quarterly on deans' office websites or made available by other means and a notation of these honors will be places on each student's permanent record by the Office of the University Registrar.

Emil M. Mrak Student Loan Opportunity. »

Created through a generous gift from the late Graham and Anna Nissen, the Emil M. Mrak Student Loan Program is an excellent opportunity for CA&ES students who may need additional financial aid. This program offers a favorable repayment plan and an interest rate lower than most federal or private loan programs. For more information, visit the UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

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New and Prospective UC Davis Students

When you apply for admission, you are also applying for scholarships. The UC Application for Admission also serves as the scholarship application. No other document is required for Freshman applicants, unless specifically requested to do so. Transfer applicants can submit a letter of recommendation for additional consideration. Although it is suggested, the recommendation is not required. However, in order to be considered for the Regents Scholarship, transfer applicants must have a minimum 3.8 GPA and must submit a letter of recommendation. Be sure to read all instructions pertaining to scholarships when completing the admission application. 

Continuing UC Davis Students

Continuing undergraduates may reapply for UC Davis Scholarships each year. The continuing Undergraduate Scholarship Application is available online in early October, with a deadline in early January. A letter of recommendation is required for all continuing scholarship applicants.

With a single application from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, you can apply for scholarships and awards, including those offered by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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