UC Davis supporters, Albert G. and Lillian R. Fradkin established a Charitiable Trust that benefited students upon their death. Their desire was to have funds available to loan to students in financial need. The load awards shall be made in the form of interest free annual loans of an amount per student not to excced the total annual graduate student in-state educational fees charged by UC Davis. These funds shall be used to pay for living or educational expenses, with preference given to graduate students exhibiting financial need who are citizens of the USA. The trust expresses a preference for graduate students in good academic standing performing research in viticulture.
Repayment is to begin one-year after a student ceases to be a full-time registered student at UCD or another university. Repayment shall be made over no more than ten years, with the payments going to the Department and shall be used in making new loan awards.