Financial Aid & Employment
Erika C. H. Meng Scholarship Fund
We and our profession suffered a great loss with the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Erika Meng, on Sunday, June 1, 2008. Erika's pioneering work on the microeconomics of crop genetic resource conservation shaped many research careers and student theses. Her unique ability to move between academic research and policy shaped development agendas. Her generosity, strength and courage touched the hearts of friends and colleagues around the world. With Erika's and her family's support and participation during the last few months of her life, we at the University of California, Davis, Erika's alma mater, have established a scholarship to celebrate her legacy.
To give each of us the opportunity to honor the memory of Erika, the Erika C.H. Meng Scholarship Fund for Development Policy and Research has been created to support ARE graduate students in bridging applied development research and policy, as Erika did so well in her life. An endowed fund, this scholarship will provide seed funding for graduate students to initiate applied fieldwork, travel to present findings at meetings and conferences, or collaborate with appropriate policy research and development agencies.
Contributions to this fund are tax-deductible. Checks should be made payable to the UC Davis Foundation (note "Erika C.H. Meng Fund") and mailed to:ATTN: Meng Scholarship Fund
College of Agricultural & Environmental Science
One Shields Avenue
150 Mrak Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Please include the Donor Form provided by the link below.
We encourage you to share information about the Scholarship with others who may have known Erika or her work, or with those who wish to contribute to support our graduate students.
We and Erika's family would appreciate any contribution you are able to make to the Erika C.H. Meng Fund.
Domestic graduate students who are eligible for loans, grants, fellowships or work-study must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2 of each academic year. Questions regarding this process should be directed to the Financial Aid Office on campus at (530) 752-9246. International graduate students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
If you have any questions, please send e-mail to GradAsst@primal.ucdavis.edu. Thank you.