STEP will work continue to work remotely and Summer STEP 2021 will offer two virtual sessions.

STEP students at Segundo residence hall area

Scholarships for STEP Students

In an effort to support the academic and personal success of students, STEP awards scholarships each year. These scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions from some of our STEP alumni. The following are scholarships STEP students are eligible for.

Guzman Moore Award

  • Background: Melinda Guzman Moore and Donald Moore served in STEP as Peer Advisor Counselors (PAC) through the Educational Opportunity Program Office. Donald also participated as a student in STEP and served as the PAC Coordinator and the Resident Director for the program. The Moores believe that their university experiences were enriched because of the leadership training they received through STEP. The Moore Endowment is intended as a tribute to the hard work of past and present STEP staff and to the students the program has served.
  • Eligibility: The endowment will award a PAC & a student who is enrolled at UC Davis the quarter immediately following STEP. The award will be given based on the following criteria: academic achievement, leadership and personal development, and commitment to organizations that seek, in part, to promote cultural understanding and diversity among students, including, but not limited to, ethnic student organizations.
  • Student Application Date: Fall quarter
  • PAC Application Date: Spring quarter

Santiago y Gregoria González Memorial Award

  • Background: Arturo J. González participated in the UC Davis Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) in 1978. He graduated in four years from UC Davis with honors and later received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Arturo has been a trial lawyer with Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco since 1985 and became their first Latino partner in 1991. He believes strongly in the promise of STEP students and wishes to support their success. As a result, Arturo established the Santiago y Gregoria González Memorial Award in 2008 in honor of his parents, Santiago and Gregoria González.
  • Eligibility: Students are eligible to apply for the award if they (a) are children of farm workers or railroad workers, (b) are interested in attending law school or working in the legal profession, or (c) identify as a member of any of the following groups: undocumented students, former foster youth, or children from a single parent home. Eligible students must be UC Davis undergraduates in their second through fifth year and have financial need. Preference will be given to students who participated in STEP.
  • Application Date: Winter quarter