Our donors are making a difference for UCSC students. Discover what motivated just a few of these supporters.

Our students make us proud. In a special web feature, we turn the spotlight on 30 who graduated this past spring. We think you'll agree that they made the most of the opportunities UCSC offers.


University of California President Mark Yudof announced today (October 23, 2009) that the system's ten campuses have embarked on a four-year effort to raise $1 billion for student financial support programs.



In his announcement, President Yudof challenged the campuses to increase their fundraising for student support over this critical period to help preserve student access and affordability.

UC Santa Cruz is responding to the president's challenge by doubling its goal for student support.

You can support UCSC students in a number of ways:

  • The Undergraduate Scholarship Fund and the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund assist students with excellent academic records and demonstrated financial need. Give Now, phone Kathleen Hughes (831-459-4552), or send her email for more information.
  • Graduate Student Fellowships recognize and fund students as they study, conduct research, and contribute knowledge to their fields. Give Now, phone Lynne Stoops (831-459-1376), or send her email for more information.
  • The UCSC Parents' Fund supports programs that directly benefit students at UCSC. Give Now, phone Frankie Melvin (831-459-1770), or email parentprograms@ucsc.edu for more information.