Is $75 worth no spring break travel? UC Davis thinks so.

The university, along with the City of Davis, is offering students $75 “grants” to encourage them to skip spring break travel this year.

The University of California, Davis is offering select students “grants” of $75 to encourage them not to travel during spring break this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The program, which is a partnership between the university and the city of Davis, Calif., is accepting up to 750 applications from students to receive the funds, which can be spent at “selected Davis stores,” Gary May, the chancellor of UC Davis, said in a statement last week.


Students can purchase “supplies” in four categories using the $75, including “Get Active, Get Artsy, Home Improvement and Let’s Stay In,” according to May’s statement.

The university’s spring break is from March 20 through March 24. Applicants for the grant must be staying in Davis for the spring break and have a scheduled COVID-19 test during the week.

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