RAMP Grant Aid

RAMP provides grant aid to supplement the Pell grant to a limited number of qualifying students who apply.

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 the Pell Grant 
  • Have an unmet financial need of at least $700
  • Be in good academic standing & have no INC/WU/W in any fall courses
  • Enrolled full-time (at least 12 units per semester)

Eligible participants must complete several RAMP 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. These requirements include:

  • Attend at least 14 reading tutorials (offered weeks 3-15 each term)
  • Attend at least 1 Professional Spotlight (1 offered each term)
  • Attend at least 1 group peer mentoring session (offered weeks 9-12 each term)
  • Attend at least 1 First-Generation College Student Panel (2 offered spring only)
  • 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. To view this year's application, click here.

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.