Student Scholarships

UC Santa Barbara Alumni empowers students to reach their academic goals by awarding numerous annual scholarships in recognition of achievement and potential. We have awarded $92,300 to new and continuing students for 2018-19 academic year.

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Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The UCSB Alumni Legacy Scholarship provides a $2,000 award for deserving legacy students at UC Santa Barbara. Created in 2001 by the UCSB Alumni Association Board of Directors, the UCSB Alumni Legacy Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to the excellence of UCSB and to the community through academic achievements, leadership and involvement in campus clubs and organizations.


  • Be a currently enrolled full-time (12 unit minimum) UCSB undergraduate student
  • Have completed 1 quarter (12 academic units) at UCSB but no more than 135 academic units by December 31, 2018
  • Have a GPA of above 3.0
  • Be related to a UCSB alumnus/a who has completed 12.0 or more units
  • Demonstrate service to UCSB through campus involvement in clubs and/or other campus volunteerism/extracurricular activity

For more information, visit the Mosher Alumni House on campus; call 805.893.8416 or email

Application Information and Requirements

Legacy Application

Letter of Recommendation Form – due January 11, 2019

Application deadline is January 11, 2019.

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UC Santa Barbara Alumni Scholarship Fund 

Provides $2,000 scholarships to current UCSB students that demonstrate a high level of academic merit and have financial need.  

Scholarships are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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Buchanan Award

Awards $500 each year to a graduating senior majoring in History.

For more information, contact the History Department.

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Cheadle Award

Provides $500 to an outstanding student who shares Dr. Cheadle's enthusiasm and passion for research and scholarship.

For more information, contact the Cheadle Center For Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration.

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Donate to the Alumni Scholarship Program, please visit our Give Back section or go directly to our secure online giving form.