Scholarships for UCSC Students

silver slug luncheon logoOne of the primary objectives of the UCSC Retirees Association is to raise funds for scholarships for students attending UC Santa Cruz. We have two scholarship programs, one is the UCSC Retirees Association Bruce Lane Memorial Scholarship for military veteran students, and the other is the Silver Slug Award Scholarship for current and retired UCSC staff and their dependents.

Each scholarship has it's own Endowment Fund with the UCSC Foundation. Throughout the year, the Retirees Association Board engages in different fundraising activities to build these endowments and ensure the scholarships will be available to give financial support to students in perpetuity. 

In addition, each scholarship also has a Current Year Fund, which provides funding for the actual cash awards. The Retirees Association Scholarship Committee reviews applications in March and selects award recipients for the following academic year. The awardees are honored at our Annual Scholarship Luncheon in May.