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End Of Year Awards & Opportunities

Earl Warren College, in partnership with a number of UC San Diego departments and organizations, presents several awards to students who show dedication to their studies and a commitment to the activities and mission of Warren College. Students are encouraged to apply for or nominate others for the following awards and opportunities for 2019-2020:

Apply to be the 2020 Warren College Commencement Student Speaker

Apply to be the Warren College Commencement Student Speaker - Deadline May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Each year, Warren College selects a student speaker for the Commencement ceremony. Interested Warren College students are invited to apply and audition for the role of student speaker.

To apply, submit a written copy of your speech via e-mail to Warren College Student Affairs at warrendean@ucsd.edu. The allotted time for the speech is 5‐7 minutes. A panel of faculty, staff, and students will review applications and invite final candidates to present their proposed speech in person. Submissions must include:

  • Applicant's full name
  • PID
  • Phone number

Requirements

  • Good academic standing
  • Must file for your degree/graduation and plan to walk in the June 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Awards for Graduating Seniors

The Steven Adler Award for Public Service  -Deadline May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

The Steven Adler Award for Public Service will be awarded to the graduating Warren College student who has demonstrated significant participation in public service. The student selected for this award will receive a $250 award and sit on stage at the Warren College Commencement ceremony.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an Earl Warren College Student
  • Graduating Senior
  • Demonstrate distinction in public service during undergraduate career and specific plans to pursue employment or graduate studies in public service upon graduation

Application:

  • Complete online application form
  • Provide a minimum of one letter of support detailing public service (up to two letters accepted)

Outstanding Senior Award - Deadline May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

Each year the UCSD Alumni Association presents this award to an outstanding senior from each of the University's undergraduate colleges.  The student selected for this award will receive a $250 award, sit on stage at the Warren College Commencement program and will be invited to a reception hosted by UC San Diego Alumni.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an Earl Warren College Student
  • Graduating Senior
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Exceptional academic achievement
  • Outstanding contribution to the campus community through active involvement with the College and the university
  • Demonstrated leadership

Awards for Continuing Students

Oceanids Service & Leadership Award - Deadline May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

This award is presented annually by the Oceanids, one of the longest running social and service organizations at UCSD. The Oceanids Service and Leadership Award recognizes outstanding service to the UCSD campus community, on either the college or campus-wide level. The student selected for this award will receive a $1000 cash award and be recognized at the Warren College Student Leadership Celebration.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an Earl Warren College Student
  • Junior standing (90-134 credits completed)
  • Demonstrated service to the campus through significant participation in student governance, student organizations, work on campus advisory boards, etc.

Erik Ward Scholarship - Deadline EXTENDED to May 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

Erik Ward was the founder of the student organization Warren Transfer Commuter Commission (WTCC) as well as an Associated Students senator and president of Warren College Student Council. He graduated cum laude in 2007 with an Economics (Management Science) major and Programs of Concentration in Japanese Studies and Mathematics. His untimely passing in 2019 affected many members of the UC San Diego Warren College alumni community and he is missed greatly. The student selected for this award will receive a $3000 cash award and be recognized at the Warren College Student Leadership Celebration.

A minimum number of applications must be received in order to award the $3,000 prize.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a continuing Earl Warren College Student
  • Must be either a Transfer student or Commuter student (for the current academic year)
  • Must be in good academic standing to be eligible

Ben Sumner Memorial Scholarship  - Deadline May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

Ben Sumner was a respected and loved member of the Warren Community before his untimely passing in March 2006. During his tenure in Warren College, Ben served his fellow students admirably as the freshman Senator and then as the website coordinator for Warren College Student Council. He also served as the Chief of Staff to the Associated Students Vice President of Academic Affairs. Along with his commitment to leadership, Ben maintained an extremely high GPA with a double major in Computer Science and Philosophy. His drive for excellence in both leadership and scholarship are embodied in this scholarship that is awarded annually to one Warren student who displays excellence in academics, co-curricular activities, and service to the Warren community and outside communities.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an Earl Warren College Student
  • Must have completed a minimum of 90 units (Junior standing) with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better by the end of Winter Quarter 2020

Warren College Student Council Leadership Scholarship  - Deadline May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Noon)

The WCSC Leadership Scholarship was established to provide students with monetary aid in their collegiate efforts. This scholarship is given on a yearly basis and is awarded to one student based on excellence in academics, co-curricular activities, and service to the Warren and/or outside communities.  

Qualifications:

  • Must be an Earl Warren College Student
  • Must be a continuing student (at least one year remaining before graduation)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 as of Winter Quarter