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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
Phone 530.848.3519

The UC Davis Redwood Supported Education to Elevate Diversity (SEED) Scholars Program accepted the first cohort of 12 students in Fall of 2021. The goal is an inclusive four-year residential program. Students live on campus in inclusive residential settings. Courses are a mix of program-specific and undergraduate offerings available to all UC Davis students regardless of ability. Internships with local businesses and state government, along with supports, will be arranged. Students participate in inclusive extracurricular activities. The program is a joint effort of the MIND Institute and the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Please note that SEED Scholars accepts only students from California.

Program information submitted: March 24, 2021

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: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2021-2022
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
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
  • Traumatic brain injury - these are students we are open to...but we don’t have our first class yet.
Program length: 4 years
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

In the fall quarter of the first year, students will take six courses that are Foundational and specialized to our program. They are: Self-Regulation, Sexual Health, Communication/Technology, Civics/Writing, Literacy, Math/Budgeting.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%