Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize

The Ellen Hansen Memorial Prize is awarded to a UCD student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the advancement of those with marginalized gender identities, including women, transgender, and non-binary communities.  This prize was established in honor of Ellen, a creative and art-loving UCD student who was killed in 1981 while hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In honor of Ellen and her brave and adventurous spirit, the committee will select a student to receive a $2000 prize. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit an entry for the prize. The application for the 2022-2023 academic year has closed.  

Eva Shicke Memorial Prize

This scholarship was established by Davis firefighter, Terry Zimmer, to honor the memory of firefighter Eva Schicke. Eva, 23, was a member of the elite California Department of Forestry Helitac crew and was admired and respected by all who knew her. She took care of her father who was battling cancer while studying for her undergraduate degree. Eva was tragically killed while fighting a fire in the Stanislaus National Forest. To honor her and the determination and courage she exemplified, this scholarship fund was established. The scholarship is open to all UCD undergraduate students and a prize of $900 will be awarded to a student who best connects to the prize themes of determination and courage. The Application for the 2022-2023 academic year has closed.