Why Give?

Gifts from Highlander alumni and generous donors like you enrich UCR’s ability to continue offering the distinguished education, campus programs, and research initiatives we pride ourselves on. Your donation will help the next generation of Highlanders rise to their potential – and ensure they’re led by top faculty along the way. 

Impact Starts with You

Together, we can continue to offer a world-class education that not only
changes student lives, but positively impacts the future of our campus and surrounding community.


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Ways to Give


Your scholarship contribution enables the next generation of Highlanders to thrive in their education, regardless of their financial situation. In 1976, the UCR Alumni Association awarded six $1,000 scholarships to entering students and has since grown to award fifteen $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students. Since the program’s inception, more than $2.7 million has been awarded to over 1250 students. Providing scholarship support to students is a proud tradition of the UCR Alumni Association.

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One of the most profound ways to contribute is by staying connected to campus. We always welcome Alumni to give back at events like Highlander Week of Service or Advocacy Day. You can also interact with current students as a mentor, speaker or panelist through the Student Alumni Association. 

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Legacy Brick Program
Legacy Bricks

Since 1954, UCR has been committed to educating the best and the brightest. The UCR Alumni Association established its Legacy Brick Program to support student scholarships.

Your tax-deductible Legacy Brick donation is the perfect way to:

  • Celebrate a birthday, holiday, graduation, retirement, or milestone.
  • Honor a classmate, family member, or influential person in your life.
  • Offer scholarship support to make education more widely accessible.

You can choose to support the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, the Chicano Latino Alumni Endowed Scholarship, or the Black Alumni Fund Functioning as Endowment through your participation in this program.

Leave Your Legacy

Financial Gifts

Explore all the areas you can support. From the Athletic Association to UCR Arts programs and library development, there are countless ways to create a brighter future for the UCR community.

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