Sword and Sandals Award

UC Davis students formed Sword and Sandals in 1921 with the mission to strive for constant improvement of their university. Since then, a campus club consisting of students, faculty, alumni, and administrative leaders has met under the name “Order of Sword and Sandals” to discuss, learn about, and educate others on issues of importance to the University. The purpose of the Order, in the words of our founding faculty leader, is “greater service to the University of California, to develop higher ideals among student and alumni, and to develop a cornerstone for student thought, speech and action.”

The award provides support to UC Davis students who have contributed to campus “esprit de corps” through on-campus leadership. Each year, the Sword and Sandals Prize will be awarded to students who demonstrate character, zeal, and dedication to the ideal of service to UC Davis.

Applicants who apply by November 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. may be eligible to receive a $500 award in the winter quarter. For questions related to this scholarship, contact alumni@ucdavis.edu. Learn more about how to donate to the award on the Sword and Sandals Give page.

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Application Instructions

Application opens November 1, 2023. To apply, fill out the Sword and Sandals application form on the UC Davis Financial Aid page by November 30, 2023. In order to complete the application please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the link and sign in as a "student" using your CAS UC Davis log in and passphrase.
  2. Under "My Application," look for the application name that matches the name of the scholarship.