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Monarch Opportunity Scholarship Program

The Monarch Opportunity Scholarship is a collaboration between Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS), Career Services, and Undocumented Student Services scholarship developed to ensure that all students have the opportunity to receive financial support and achieve their educational and professional goals. 


  • Focus on undergraduate students who 1) demonstrate financial need with a focus on students who ARE NOT eligible for federal and UC work study AND 2) are AB 540 eligible (if you are receiving financial aid through the CA Dream Act, you are AB 540 eligible)
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student at UCSB during the 2020-2021 academic school year
  • Must submit a completed application for an opportunity
  • Engage in an opportunity i.e. internship
If you are eligible for this scholarship, the scholarship should be part of your financial aid award under "professional experience opportunity eligibility". If you have any questions about whether you are eligible or not, please contact USS Director, Rosa Salamanca at 

We recommend any eligible students who are interested to apply to reach out to Career Services for supporting in resumes and cover letters. For more information on Career Services visit:

AY 21-22 internships available to apply

Research Intern with the Earth Science Department - More Information CLICK HERE

Department: Earth and Science 
Overview: By participating in the Monarch Opportunity Scholarship with the Earth Science Department, successful applicants will conduct research projects with the department’s faculty and/or graduate student advisors. The structure of the scholarship is similar to other campus programs supporting students while they are conducting multi-quarter research projects (i.e. internships, research assistants, etc.) The scholarship can support senior thesis research.  
Deadline: Submit an application via: by Monday, November 1, 2021.