University of California, Riverside

Scholarship Endowment

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In 1976, the Alumni Association moved to assist in efforts to attract the best and brightest students to UCR. From its pool of membership dues, the Alumni Association began a scholarship program and granted $1,000 awards to six incoming freshman. The amount and number of scholarships have grown exponentially over the past three decades. Since the program’s inception, more than $2.5 million has been awarded to over 1100 students. Providing scholarship support to students is a proud tradition of the UCR Alumni Association.

In 2013, a $1.5 million campaign was launched to guarantee funding for the Alumni Association Freshman Scholarship in perpetuity. Currently, over $1.4 million is in the fund and we need your help to reach our goal.

Join your fellow alumni in continuing UCR’s commitment to access and excellence by making a tax deductible contribution to the UCR Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Campaign.

If you would like information about applying to a scholarship, please visit our scholarship application pages.