UCSC Alumni Association awards and programs recognize and celebrate the notable members of the UCSC community. For more information about awards and programs, please contact Shayna Kent

Alumni Association Scholarship

The UCSC Alumni Association has been supporting students with scholarships for more than 30 years. A $3,000 annual scholarship is given to selected students with good academics who are experiencing financial hardships. Once a student receives the scholarship, they continue receiving it every year until they graduate. Read about the amazing impact this scholarship makes.


Alumni Achievement Award

In 1984, the UCSC Alumni Association began honoring alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Recipients are alumni of UC Santa Cruz who have rendered special and outstanding services to UCSC, or who by personal achievement have brought distinction to the university. Click here to submit an Alumni Achievement Award nomination.


Outstanding Staff Award

Established by the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association in 1995, the Outstanding Staff Award is presented to a staff member each year to recognize their contributions to the UCSC community and students. In collaboration with the UCSC Staff Advisory Board, the Alumni Association honors the very best among our dedicated UCSC staff. Please nominate a colleague for this award before the May 27 deadline. More information on the award and nomination process can be found here.


Past Awards

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