Fellowships and Scholarships for Undergraduates

Please note: CSE only forwards scholarship opportunities that come through email or other avenues through the Student Affairs Office.  Please qualify any scholarships in order to make sure they are legitimate opportunities.


Scholarships Administered by UC San Diego

There are many internal scholarships available to incoming and continuing students that are administered through the UCSD Financial Aid & Scholarship Office. These scholarships come in a wide variety of forms, including but not limited to:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Loans
  • Work-study
  • Military tuition assistance
  • ROTC funds
  • Study abroad / exchange programs
  • Summer Session
  • Tuition benefit plans and prepaid savings plans & trusts
  • Vocational rehabilitation funds

Continuing undergraduate students can access the on-line applications via TritonLink. Likewise, entering freshman apply for UCSD scholarships at the same time that they apply for admission to UCSD by filling out the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships. 

Please visit the Scholarship section of the UCSD Financial Aid Office website for more information on how to apply based on your specific student status. The UCSD Financial Aid & Scholarship website also provides information about scholarship qualifications, deadlines, etc. Please call the Financial Aid Office at 858-534-4480 with any questions regarding specific scholarships or procedures.

External Scholarships

Please visit the individual websites for specific scholarship requirements and deadlines:

Fellowships for Graduating Seniors

If you are considering applying to a Master's or Ph.D. program in the fall, you also may want to explore competitive graduate fellowship opportunities (awarded mainly for Ph.D. study and research). Applications are generally available early Fall quarter in the Professional and Graduate School Advising Office of the Career Services Center. You can find many self-help graduate program reference materials; including the GRE registration bulletins.

The UCSD Graduate Division website provides information on financial support. In addition, they provide access to funding and academic award opportunities. See the list below for available fellowship options, and visit each individual website for more information regarding application requirements and deadlines. 

*Note: this is not an exhaustive list of fellowships available, but rather opportunities that have been forwarded to the CSE Department*