Alternate Funding Sources

Campus funding opportunities, mostly for undergraduates

Associated Students (AS) Finance Board

Community Affairs Board (CAB) Foundation

College of Creative Studies scholarships and funding opportunities

Environmental studies department scholarships (includes Matthew Charles Decker Memorial Environmental Scholarship, Dr. Pearl Chase Scholarship in Environmental Studies, Barker Environmental Scholarship, ESA Tom Rogers Scholarship in Environmental Studies)

UC Education Abroad Program scholarships

faculty club women’s scholarship
keep your eyes open for announcements

financial aid office campus scholarship listings

grants for undergraduate research and creative projects

letters and science honors program scholarships

research SCUBA diving scholarships

scholarship alert database

Various funding sources for individual and organization projects

(AS Finance Board, Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC), AS Student Commission on Racial Equality (SCORE), Student Initiated Outreach Program (SIOP), Residence Halls Association, University Center Governance Board, Chancellor and Vice-chancellor for Student Affairs Office, AS Program Board, AS Community Affairs Board)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) for College of Creative Studies Students

UCDC scholarships

UCSB involvement in state or national scholarships
(including Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation, Harry S. Truman Scholarship, and Morris K. Udall Foundation)

UCSB library scholarship resources

check for scholarships, grants, and stipends through your department!

Regional and state-wide funding opportunities

California Student Aid Commission

Fund for Santa Barbara

Hutton Foundation

Los Angeles Times Fund Scholarship

Santa Barbara Foundation

Santa Barbara Foundation loans and scholarship programs

Scholarshare Program

Ventura County Scholarship Directory

Wendy P. McCaw Foundation, PO Box 22458, Santa Barbara, CA 93121, 805-965-808

General funding databases

absolutely scholarships

college scholarships

community of science


fafsa through United States Department of Education

mach25 scholarship search

Online Master’s Program

Online Master’s Program

princeton review scholarship search

sacnas fellowships and scholarships


super college

wired scholar

College Scholarships and Resources for Women

Examples of some external funding found from above search engines

Elk Foundation wildlife leadership award

Elie Wiesel prize in ethics contest

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Minority Academic Institution (MAI) Fellowship undergraduates and graduate students

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tribal lands environmental science scholarship

Fulbright grants

Garden Club of America scholarship series (landscape architecture, tropical botany, conservation of endangered flora, native bird habitat study, medicinal botany, coastal wetland studies, horticulture, summer internship funding)

National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) Campus Ecology Fellowships

major funding databases for graduate students and researchers

Community of Science (COS)

Cornell’s fellowship office

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Foundation Center

Foundations on-line

Grants Net

Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

UC Los Angeles GRAPES extramural funding database

UCSB Graduate Division internal and external funding sources

UCSB Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research funding sources for social sciences

UC San Diego Office of Graduate Studies research fellowship and grant opportunities

United States Department of Education funding

University of Iowa international program resources