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Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Cal Aggie Alumni Association
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The deadline to submit is May 1, 2014


The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has been giving out scholarships to UC Davis students since 1934. Alumni from each of 28 regions review the scholarship essays, interview candidates and select the finalists. Each year CAAA awards over $50,000 to students in each of these regions. Support is crucial to help us maintain these scholarships, if you would like to help support our leadership scholarships, please visit our giving site.

Are you an alumni interested in reviewing scholarships in your region? Please contact Jennifer Thayer '02 at for more information.

Currently scholarship awards are between $1,000 and $4,000 and are not renewable. Students selected as the top choice candidate from their region may be eligible for the $10,000 Blue and Gold Leadership Scholarship (given over two years). 

Before submitting an application, please review the following criteria to ensure that you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


-Freshmen—minimum GPA of 3.5 (UC GPA)
-Transfers—minimum GPA of 3.25 (transferable coursework)
-Applicant plans to enter UC Davis for Fall 2014 from a high school or community college in California, Oregon or Washington (please note transfers from another UC or CSU are not eligible).
-Applicant demonstrates leadership in extracurricular activities, community activities, employment, or personal situations (Thoroughly complete Section V of the UC application).
-Applicant must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident (*USC/LPR/or AB 540 eligible)
-If selected for an interview, applicant must be available on date set by local alumni committee.
-Applicant must have been admitted and returned their Student Intent to Register (SIR) by interview date.


-Fill out the personal information in the online application
-Write a one page essay addressing the following topic: Share one experience in which your leadership made a difference. What did you learn about yourself, and how might it impact your future?
-Save the essay as a word processing document. Do not type your essay directly into the space provided.
-Copy your essay from your word processing document and paste it into the field provided in the online application. Do not worry about spacing, it will just be entered as plain text.
-Submit the application you have just completed.
-Please note, no letters of reference are needed.

Please note the deadline for submission for the 2014-2015 academic year is 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2014.

For more information about financial aid and a list of outside agencies and their scholarship opportunities please visit:
UC Davis Admissions or

Please click here for more information about financial aid information for international students.

For questions or further information, please contact:

Cal Aggie Alumni Association
(800) 242-4723

Please also view our frequently asked questions page which can be found here.