The University of California, Merced is committed to the recruitment, admission, and retention of a high quality graduate student population. The Graduate Dean’s Relocation Award is intended to provide need-based support to entering doctoral students who have incurred costs by relocating to Merced and can show clear financial need.
Each recipient will receive an award up to $1,000, as funds are available.
Awards will disburse early in the Fall semester.
Student Loan Impact
Per federal guidelines, all fellowship and tuition support is taken into consideration when determining student loan eligibility. If the student will receive federal student loans during the same academic year as this award, please note that this award could, and most likely will, reduce their student loan eligibility.
Each application must include a one-page personal statement that speaks to how this award will help the student overcome a financial relocation hardship. The statement should also speak to the unique challenges they have faced, or continue to face, in the pursuit of their educational goal.
Application will close on August 8, 2016.
August 8, 2016
* The Graduate Division reserves the right not to make an award in any given year for which a call for applications/nominations has been issued.