Call for Applications: Keeley Coastal Scholars Award

About the Award

What: Up to two scholarships are available of $4,000 per student with an associated $1,000 in support of the sponsoring faculty member.
Who can apply:
 Underrepresented undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz.
How to apply:
 Submit an online application, a project budget, and an unofficial copy of transcripts. Candidates must be in good academic standing and have established financial need. The sponsoring faculty member must also submit a letter detailing the student’s abilities and specific project responsibilities.
When to apply: A call letter for applications for the Keeley Coastal Scholarship is sent each year to Divisional department chairs and undergraduate advisors in late fall, with applications due in mid-February.

Are you engaging in research and policy work related to coastal sustainability this summer?

The Division of Social Sciences is encouraging underrepresented undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz to apply for the financial support they need to engage in summer research and policy work related to coastal sustainability. Funds can be used by students for any expenses incurred during the summer months.

Through awards like the Keeley Coastal Scholarship, the Division of Social Sciences wants to give back to those that give. We care that YOU care.

About the award:

The Keeley Coastal Scholars Award provides underrepresented undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz the financial support they need to engage in summer research and policy work related to coastal sustainability.

Fred recently retired as Santa Cruz County Treasurer/Tax Collector. He represented the Monterey Bay area in the California State Assembly from 1996 through 2002, and earlier served as a Santa Cruz County supervisor. During his tenure in the state legislature he authored the Marine Life Management Act, which the Associated Press called the “most significant advancement in ocean policy in 50 years.” Keeley also authored the two largest park and environmental protection bonds in the state (and nation)’s history. He is a board member of Ocean Champions and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. 

Interested in applying?

Talk to your advisor about getting your application started.

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