Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

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Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
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Project ends on July 01, at 12:00 AM PDT
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Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

$30,000 Matching Gift

$26,325 has already been used to double gifts. $3,675 left to match your gift.

Leslie Lingaas Woodward and John Woodward, both Cowell ‘74 alumni, made a generous $30,000 matching gift to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in honor of the scholarship’s 30th anniversary. They committed to match every dollar up to $30,000 that is donated by June 30, 2022. Your $500 gift will become $1000. Your $50 gift will become $100. Please make a gift today and watch it double.

The 30th Anniversary celebration of the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund is drawing to a close on June 30, 2022. We have so many generous donors to thank for this campaign’s success. When we set our goal at $100,000, we knew it was a stretch. You are making it happen! Any amount you give before June 30, 2022 will be matched dollar for dollar! Make a gift of any size today. 

Thirty years ago, a group of visionary UCSC alumni saw that student financial needs were growing and jumped at the opportunity to help. They established the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund to make a direct and lasting difference for UCSC students. Since 1991, over $1.86 million has been distributed and 788 scholarships awarded. 

The financial needs of students have increased exponentially since the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund was established—our help is needed now more than ever. Your gift will support high-achieving students who are working hard to earn their degree while navigating financial hardship. Students who maintain a good academic standing continue to receive this $3,000 annual scholarship until they graduate. 

Make a gift, and join us in celebrating this remarkable legacy. 

Alumni making a difference!

Give. Support. Celebrate.

The Alumni Council created the Eric Thomas Memorial Award in 2004, in memory of Eric Thomas, a beloved former UCSC Alumni Association President. Eric offered a helping hand to whoever needed one. He was a leader who embraced and symbolized what we believe are two key takeaways from our UCSC experience: making the world a better place one small act at a time, and having a good time doing it. Gifts made to the scholarship fund in memory of Eric Thomas keep his legacy alive. Each year, one scholarship recipient who best reflects Eric's spirit, receives the Eric Thomas Memorial Award.

 If you are interested in making a gift through our Planned Gifts Office, let us know.

Learn more about the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.