Humanities Division Student Awards


Thanks to many generous gifts from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of UC Santa Cruz, the Humanities Division and our departments, we are able to award an array of scholarships, awards, and prizes to our talented, hardworking students. 

We are grateful that we are able to acknowledge student achievement in a range of disciplines including the humanities, creative writing, speculative fiction, history, classics, philosophy – as well as research on sexual, gendered, and racial violence, to name just a few.


The Bettina Aptheker Award for Research on Sexual, Gendered, and Racial Violence



The Coha/Gunderson Prize in Speculative Futures



The Sol and Esther Draznin Memorial Scholarship in Classical Studies



The Kenneth Andrew Gram Memorial Scholarship



The Jay Family Humanities Scholarship Award



The David A. Kadish Humanities Scholarship



The Dr. Raihan Kadri Memorial Scholarship



The Siobhan O'Neill Memorial Scholarship



The Don Rothman Endowed Award in First Year Writing



The Mollie Cass Sater Memorial Scholarship



Undergraduate Department Awards