U of California Considers Expanding Scholarship Protections to All Athletes

May 12, 2016

The University of California Board of Regents is expected to approve a new policy that will triple the number of athletes who are guaranteed to continue receiving financial aid even after a career-ending sports injury. The proposed change was recommended by a working group of the system's athletic directors, the Associated Press reported. Because they are members of the Pac-12 Conference, UC Berkeley and UCLA already offer such scholarship protections to athletes. The new policy would expand the guarantee to athletes at the University of California's Davis, Irvine, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Diego campuses.

The policy was unanimously approved by a Board of Regents committee Wednesday. The full board will consider adopting the policy on Thursday.

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