Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program

RAMP Grant

2023-24 Grant Aid Application: Due March 22, 2024 by 4 p.m.

RAMP provides grant aid to supplement the Pell grant to a limited number of qualifying students who apply. For the 2023-24 academic year, the RAMP Grant is $767 and 30 students will be selected.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements prior to applying for the grant: 

  • Be a RAMP participant 
  • Be a freshman or sophomore (based on the # of units earned at the beginning of fall term) 
  • Receiving a Pell Grant 
  • Have an unmet financial need of at least $767
  • Be in good academic standing & have no INC/WU in any fall courses
  • Enrolled full-time (at least 12 units per semester)

Eligible participants must complete the following requirements and write an essay before the application deadline. These requirements afford students opportunities to familiarize themselves with the campus community while enhancing their academic, professional, cultural, and/or personal growth.

  • Attend at least 10 reading tutorials (weeks 3-15 each term)
  • Attend at least 1 Professional Spotlight (1 offered each term)
  • Attend at least 1 group peer mentoring session (weeks 9-12 fall; weeks 8-9 spring)
  • Attend at least 1 First-Gen Crew meeting (4 offered fall), or First-Gen workshop (1 offered fall), or First-Generation College Student Panel (2 offered spring) or 
  • Attend at least 1 financial literacy, financial aid, or academic success workshop (several offered each term)
  • Attend 2 advising meetings with your program advisor (1 each term)

Sign up for workshops and events by visiting RAMP's events page.

RAMP has been awarding grant aid since 2001. In the 2010–11 academic year, the grant aid was converted to a competitive scholarship format. RAMP is excited to continue offering such a valuable opportunity to students.