Scholarships & Financial Aid

Questions? Contact us

Tiffany Sabado
Financial & Operations Officer
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006
(805) 893-7430

Undergraduate Scholarships: 2020-2021

The College of Engineering has a range of scholarships available to qualified current College of Engineering undergraduate students. The amount of funds available varies each year. Funds are available for:

  • Albert G. Conrad Memorial Scholarship
  • Glen Culler Scholarship
  • Hearst Foundation Scholarship
  • Leung Memorial Fund Scholarship
  • Harold and Mary Miller Scholarship
  • Joseph J. Sayovitz Scholarship
  • Dr. Robert and Sue Talley Scholarship
  • Yardi Systems Scholarship


Applicants must be current undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering at UCSB in good academic standing. Criteria for awards include: major, grade point average, academic achievements, research projects, and in some cases, extracurricular activities.

Application Cycle

The application cycle will open November 2 and will close at 4pm on Monday, November 30. The application forms will be available at: https://apps.engineering.ucsb.edu/scholarship/.

The College of Engineering Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and makes decisions during the month of December or early January. Letters will be mailed to all award recipients to their local mailing address at the beginning of Winter Quarter. Awards will be made via the BARC system and will be posted on student accounts within two-three weeks of notification.

Our office occasionally gets information about other scholarships from outside agencies. Applications are submitted directly to them, following their specific instructions. We maintain a binder with all the information we receive on these scholarships. Stop by our office to get more information.

ESTEEM Scholarship Program for Transfer Students

ESTEEM: Enhancing Success in Transfer Education for Engineering Majors is a scholarship and support program for academically-talented, low-income students majoring in or intending to major in Engineering. ESTEEM grants scholarships each year for students enrolled at one of the five participating California Community College institutions. View the Fall 2018 call for applications.  For details and complete information, visit esteem.ucsb.edu.

Financial Aid and Financial Resources

Financial Aid, including loans, grants, and work-study, is administered by the Office of Financial Aid. In order to be considered for Financial Aid, students must submit a FAFSA online each year. The FAFSA priority deadline is March 2nd.

If you are in need of emergency financial assistance please contact an advisor in the College of Engineering or the Office of Financial Aid.  Staff in these offices can direct you toward specific emergency resources depending on your stituation.  Campus and community resources are listed in the links below:


To calculate tuition and cost of attendance, visit Finaid.ucsb.edu/cost-of-attendance.