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UC Davis Redwood SEED Scholars Program

UC Davis Redwood SEED Scholars Program
University of California, Davis
UC Davis Redwood SEED Scholars Program
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Program Contact Beth Foraker
Program Contact Email
Phone 530.848.3519
Website Program website

The UC Davis Redwood SEED (Supported Education to Elevate Diversity) Scholars Program accepted the first cohort of 12 students in Fall of 2021. Our program focuses on self-determination and is an inclusive four-year, residential college program for students with intellectual disabilities. This is a non-degree-seeking program. Students live on campus in the dorms with other first-year students and then live in on-campus apartments or off-campus apartments in subsequent years. Courses are a mix of program-specific and undergraduate offerings available to all UC Davis students. Employment opportunities and internships begin during spring quarter of the first year on campus building to more opportunities with local and regional businesses and state government as the years progress using what we call a Ladder of Opportunity built on the student's area of interest and skill set. Students participate in inclusive on-campus and off-campus extracurricular activities. The program is a joint effort of the MIND Institute through UC Davis Health and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. *Please note that SEED Scholars accepts only students from California.*

Program information submitted: March 15, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 11
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1, 2022
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-23
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Lujan Syndrome, Down Syndrome
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 19.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $12027.00
Room and board: $17018.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available: Ruby's Rainbow
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Our students took Nutrition 10 and also had the choice of Food Science 3, American Studies 30, Political Science 1, African American Studies 10.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Students take six foundational courses in their first year: Literacy/Writing Math/Budgeting Sexual Health Self-Regulation Civics/Social Justice Communications/Technology
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 25-49%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Integrated Studies
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Student orientation