The Student Foundation offers three awards. Click on each award below to learn more about qualifications, timelines and award specifics. Please read the terms and conditions before applying. Student Emergency Relief Aid Currently accepting applications. Click here to learn more. This award is meant to cover short-term needs that are not covered by other assistance. Some examples of need may be tuition, rent, medical treatment, or other necessities that may hamper a student from succeeding academically or from meeting her or his basic needs. UC Davis Stores Award Currently accepting applications. Click here to learn more. This award helps students pay for their textbooks and course materials. The awards are distributed quarterly and may be used for textbooks, lab materials, and any other materials required on a course syllabus. UC Davis Cap & Gown Award Currently accepting applications. Click here to learn more. This award assists in renting a graduation cap & gown from the bookstore. Please do not order your cap & gown until you find out if you have received an award.