In this Issue
  • In the Works: Winter Quarter Calendar 
  • Need Financial Aid? Try Scholarships! 
  • Buttons & T-shirts—Still Happening!
  • Internship & Career Center Resource: What Can I Do With My Major?
  • On Our Radar: Crop & Plant Health Networking Dinner & Career Exploration
  • Internship Opportunity: Dining Services & Real Food Challenge
  • Quarter Deadlines 
Winter Quarter Calendar
*asterisked event dates are tentative

We've hibernated over break and now we are back! We hope that you feel just as rejuvenated and ready—let's use this word loosely—for all of the school craziness. 

We are pretty stoked for this quarter as we have some great things lined up for you all. If you are having trouble viewing the above calendar, we have broken it down for you below.

Winter Quarter Calendar
  • Fireside Chat ft. Mark Van Horn: Wednesday, January 27, 5pm @ Delta of Venus
  • SA&FSx Chicana/o Studies: Decolonizing Your Diet
  • SA&FSx Internship & Career Center: Resume Workshop: February 10, 4pm
  • Winter Internship & Career Fair: Wednesday, February 24, 10am - 12pm @ ARC Pavilion
  • SA&FSx Animal Studies: Sustainable Meat Production Panel
  • SA&FS Meet-Up Finals Study Hours: Sunday, March 13, 12pm - 4pm @ SCC
  • Finals Week: Tuesday, March 15 - Friday, March 19
  • Spring "Sprang" Break: March 20 - March 27
As the quarter progresses, we'll have more information on the dates, times, and locations of all of these events, and so as usual, we shall keep you posted! 

We hope that you are settling into your schedule and finding time for food, sleep, and friends. If you're looking to make last minute adjustments to your schedule, have questions, and/or would like some support, feel free to make an appointment or stop by the office. 

Fresh & Ready,
Shea & Kenna

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Financial Aid:
Scholarship Resources

School is expensive and financial aid doesn't always cover you. If you need financial support for summer courses, studying abroad, or to help you complete your degree, scholarships may help to fill those gaps. 

The following are a list of scholarship resources and a few available scholarships that we've compiled in an effort to—as much as we can—ease your financial stress. 

1. FAFSA, Cal Grant: Federal Student Aid
2. Outside aka non-UC Scholarships, UC Davis Database 
    search scholarships by defining categories such as agricultural,  
    military, international students, and studying abroad

3. Fastweb 
    this website matches you with available scholarships based on need and eligibility    
>>membership based, membership is free; email alerts available

4. College Board
    search engine matches you with available scholarships

5. CollegeNet
    scholarship website that awards money based on peer-voted discussions
>>membership based, membership is free

1. Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships
"Sustainable and organic agriculture is at the heart of everything we do. That's why each year award scholarships to students through our Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program. We're proud to support the next generation of farmers committed to sustainable farming practices. ...
Annie’s scholarship program assists undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in sustainable and organic agriculture."
To apply: applications accepted November 2 - January 5 each year; visit website for more information

2. The Udall Foundation Scholarships
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders from the entire spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy or Native American health care. ...To be eligible, you must be a 2nd or 3rd year student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater with a demonstrated commitment and future career plans related to the environment."
To apply: visit the website here

3. Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund 
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund vocational and higher education grants are available for students enrolled in educational programs that will benefit their future careers in organic production or in becoming an organic professional."
To apply: please visit the website here for more information

T-Shirts & Buttons!

Some of you may remember that last Spring we had a design contest for t-shirts. Although, we heard from many of you, we did not receive any submissions. So! 

T-Shirts are back and they're back with buttons! 

We want YOU to design our SA&FS logo! We will be taking submissions through the end of Winter quarter. We will release the winners (1st will receive a t-shirt with their design, 2nd - 5th will receive buttons with their individual design) and start selling SA&FS swag at our SA&FS Meet-Up: Winter Quarter Finals Week Study Hours—oooohhhh!

If your creative juices are flowing, you can submit one or more designs here

ICC Resource: 
What Can I Do With My Major?
Loving what you're studying, but feeling lost when it comes to careers? Tired of friends or family asking what you can do with your major?  

Check out the Internship and Career Center's "What Can I Do With This Major?" page!

Browse each breakdown (e.g. Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications) by field, potential employment bodies, and information/strategies for working in that field. 

Additional information on this resource page includes SA&FS graduation and post-Davis statistics to be updated in real time. 

Crop & Plant Health Annual Networking Dinner
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Speaking of career explorationand food! Did we say food?check out this great event! 

The Crop & Plant Health Networking Dinner is an annual event sponsored by the Internship and Career Center and the Western Plant Health Association—and it's free! 

Crop & Plant Health Networking Dinner
Wednesday, February 3 @ AGR Room, Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center
5:30pm - 8:00pm
RSVP by January 24

RSVP here (will need to log in to Aggie Job Link) for opportunities to network with students that share similar interests and faculty and professionals working in various fields such as biotechnology, soil science, crop health, and marketing. 

Dining Services & Real Food Challenge Internship
The following is an on-campus internship opportunity brought to you by fellow SA&FS student Delaney Mckinney to increase sustainable food at UC Davis:

The UC system has committed to 20% sustainable food by 2020 - that is, food that is organic, fair trade certified, locally grown, cage-free or other approved criteria.  The Real Food Challenge has worked with several campuses throughout the country, including UCSC, to make commitments to sourcing 40% of food purchases from sustainable sources.  Our goal is to increase the amount of sustainable food served by UC Davis Dining, and bring our campus closer to committing to 40% sustainable food!

This project will partner with Dining Services and the Real Food Challenge, and focus on using the Real Food Calculator tool to evaluate purchases made by UC Davis Dining to determine what proportion is "Real Food."  Through completing the calculator, we will be able to identify areas where Dining Services can improve their purchasing and recommend product shifts to Dining Services management.  This is a great opportunity to explore the complexities of food and agriculture, and positively impact the food system on our own campus! 

The project begins this Winter quarter, but may be carried on to later dates.

For more information, or to join the team, please contact project coordinator, Delaney McKinney at

Quarter Deadlines
  • Last day to drop 10-day drop courses, file petitions to change from full-time to part-time status, & file a Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) petition: January 15
  • Last day for wait lists & to add courses: January 20
  • Last day to drop 20-day drop courses & to file for the course materials waiver: February 1
  • Last day to opt for P/NP or S/U grading: February 8 
  • Last day to drop courses with a PTD, add courses with a PTA, & submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal form: March 14
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Fall 2015: (1) october 1, (2) october 19, (3) november 1, (4) november 15, (5) december 2

Check out SA&FS Events, Internships, Jobs, & Opportunities Listings!
Fall 2015: (1) october 21, (2) october 8, (3) november 18
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Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm
Kenna Fallan:
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Thursdays 2pm - 4pm


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