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University of California-Riverside

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Riverside, CA

University Website:  WWW.UCR.EDU
Apply Online:  www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/apply_online.html

The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system. UCR is consistently ranked as one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the United States. The main campus sits on 1,200 acres (486 ha) in a suburban district of Riverside, California, United States, with a branch campus of 20 acres (8 ha) in Palm Desert. Founded in 1907 as the UC Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside pioneered research in biological pest control and the use of growth regulators responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four to nine months. Some of the world's most important research collections on citrus diversity and entomology, as well as science fiction and photography, are located at Riverside.

UCR's undergraduate College of Letters and Science opened in 1954. The Regents of the University of California declared UCR a general campus of the system in 1959, and graduate students were admitted in 1961. To accommodate an enrollment of 21,000 students by 2015, more than $730 million has been invested in new construction projects since 1999. Preliminary accreditation of the UCR School of Medicine was granted in October 2012 and the first class will enroll in August 2013. It is the first new research-based public medical school in 40 years.

The 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings places UCR 46th among top public universities, 101st nationwide and ranks 16+ graduate school programs including the Graduate School of Education and the Bourns College of Engineering based on peer assessment, student selectivity, financial resources, and other factors.Washington Monthly ranked UCR 5th in the United States in terms of social mobility, research and community service, while U.S. News ranks UCR as the fifth most ethnically diverse and, by the number of undergraduates receiving Pell Grants (42 percent), the 15th most economically diverse student body in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of all UCR students graduate within six years without regard to economic disparity. UCR's extensive outreach and retention programs have contributed to its reputation as a "campus of choice" for minority students, including LGBT students. In 2005, UCR became the first public university campus in the nation to offer a gender-neutral housing option.

UCR's sports teams are known as the Highlanders and play in the Big West Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Their nickname was inspired by the high altitude of the campus, which lies on the foothills of Box Springs Mountain. The UCR women's basketball team won back to back Big West championships in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, the men's baseball team won its first conference championship and advanced to the regionals for the second time since the university moved to Division I in 2001.

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University of California-Riverside College Scholarships

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Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$10,000 December 16, 2020 See Details

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

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$10,000

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December 16, 2020
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HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details

HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

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Up to $5,000

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Building Industry Association Foundation Fund

University of California, Riverside

$2,500 Varies See Details

Building Industry Association Foundation Fund

University of California, Riverside

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$2,500

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Barbara B. Brink Graduate Travel Award in Art History

University of California, Riverside

$2,000 Varies See Details

Barbara B. Brink Graduate Travel Award in Art History

University of California, Riverside

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$2,000

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John Phillips Memorial Scholarship

University of California, Riverside

$1,000 Varies See Details

John Phillips Memorial Scholarship

University of California, Riverside

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$1,000

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Marguleas/Weiman Humanitarian of the Year Endowed Service Award

University of California, Riverside

$400 Varies See Details

Marguleas/Weiman Humanitarian of the Year Endowed Service Award

University of California, Riverside

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$400

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Kenneth Nobles Memorial Scholarship

University of California, Riverside

$250 Varies See Details

Kenneth Nobles Memorial Scholarship

University of California, Riverside

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$250

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Marguleas Sorority/Fraternity Service Award

University of California, Riverside

$100 Varies See Details

Marguleas Sorority/Fraternity Service Award

University of California, Riverside

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$100

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Yolanda T. Moses Endowed Fund for Student Support in Anthropology

University of California, Riverside

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Yolanda T. Moses Endowed Fund for Student Support in Anthropology

University of California, Riverside

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Women's Tennis Scholarship

University of California, Riverside

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Women's Tennis Scholarship

University of California, Riverside

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