Matthew Margulis Memorial Scholarship

Philosophy senior Matthew Margulis passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Learn more about Matthew on the Department of Philosophy website

The Summer Session office maintains an annual $500 scholarship, awarded to a student every summer in honor of his memory. 


  1. Continuing student - enrolled at UC Santa Cruz in spring and fall quarters, in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  2. Declared as either a Philosophy or Linguistics major (or double majoring as Matthew).
  3. Enrolled in UC Santa Cruz Summer Session.
  4. Complete a minimum summer total of 10 credits or more of Philosophy and/or Linguistics courses, passing all PHIL and/or LING courses with a C or better (P if taken P/NP). And the student must have a 2.0 GPA for the summer term (all classes).


  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements are selected randomly; there is no application.


  • After Summer Session 2 grades post in September. 
  • The awardee will receive an email notification from the Summer Session office, congratulating them on their accomplishments.
  • The Summer Session office will work with Student Business Services to post the $500 award to a student account.