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The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group aims to serve a diverse student body and enable them to tackle complex environmental problems that impact inequity in the United States and around the world. In 2016, women made up 66% of enrolled students in our program, persons of color made up 20%, and international students were 29%. HSGG receives many requests for information from national and international prospective applicants, and we highly encourage all to apply. Recruitment and retention activities for faculty and staff reflect our commitment to the UC Davis Principles of Community and the University of California Diversity Statement

We provide mentoring to applicants, admitted, and enrolled students with regard to decisions that they have to make that will affect their whole career, and we encourage all applicants to contact us if they have questions or need assistance. We work hard to find means to pay for the non-resident supplemental tuition. Through the UC Davis Office of Graduate Diversity, students also have access to graduate diversity officers, networking opportunities, trainings, financial support, student groups, and student centers.


The UC Davis McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program funded by TRIO and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to encourage students from groups often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. 


Scholarships for women in science.

The Association for Women Geoscientists provides several scholarships for women to aid graduate education.


The American Association of University Women offers fellowships for women graduate students.

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