Give to Alumni Scholarship Program

Empowering Current and Future Gauchos to Invent the Future

The UC Santa Barbara Alumni Scholarship Program seeks to empower the next generation of leaders by investing in their college experience. Gifts to these funds provide the most qualified and highest achieving students with the opportunity to excel at their studies by removing some of the financial stress.

Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Alumni Scholarship Fund, established in 2008, is one of the most flexible scholarship funds at UC Santa Barbara. 268 scholarships totaling $436,800 have been awarded since its inception.

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Legacy Scholarship Fund

The Legacy Scholarship provides a $2,000 award for deserving legacy students at UC Santa Barbara. Recipients are chosen who demonstrate a commitment to the excellence of UCSB and the community through academic achievements, leadership and involvement in campus clubs and organizations.

To make a gift to the Legacy Scholarship, please contact Matt Stock at 805.893.3055 or email at matt.stock@ucsb.edu

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1969 has been incredibly active in making the world a better place.  The Class of 1969 50th Reunion Scholarship Fund seeks to invest in current student leaders who are making a difference at UCSB or in the community.

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Cal Eta SAE Memorial Scholarship

The Cal Eta SAE Memorial Scholarship recognizes UC Santa Barbara students who have displayed strong leadership skills and attributes. Scholarships are awarded to enrolled UCSB undergraduates with financial need that have been elected to office as a current or past student leader. Gifts to the Cal Eta SAE Memorial Scholarship support students following the chapter’s dedication to service, leadership, and philanthropy.

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Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity-UCSB Kappa Pentaton Chapter Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity-UCSB Kappa Pentaton Chapter Alumni Scholarships are awarded to enrolled UCSB undergraduates with financial need and that have demonstrated a strong resolve to serve the greater good of the UC Santa Barbara campus. Gifts to the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity-UCSB Kappa Pentaton Chapter Alumni Scholarship support students following the chapter's dedication and passion for service, leadership, and philanthropy.

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Alumni Live Like Regi Fund

The Live Like Regi Alumni Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Captain Reginald "Regi" Jerome Johnson to honor his outstanding contributions and service to our country as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marines Corps. Regi '94 (Math), was a hurdler on the UCSB Track and Field team, and fraternity brother of Phi Sigma Kappa. Gifts to the Live Like Regi Fund support undergraduate students enrolled in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), with a preference toward students studying in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and/or participants in an intercollegiate sport.

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Wendy V.C. Purcell and Kenneth L. Wilton Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Wendy V.C. Purcell & Kenneth L. Wilton Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a UCSB undergraduate studying the physical sciences who demonstrates academic merit.  If you have any questions about this fund please contact  Matt Stock at 805.893.3055 or email at matt.stock@ucsb.edu

Michael and Julie Reshatoff Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Michael and Julie Reshatoff Alumni Scholarship is a need-based award for underrepresented students pursuing a STEM major.  If you have any questions about this fund please contact  Matt Stock at 805.893.3055 or email at matt.stock@ucsb.edu

Lorin '68 and Karen Letendre Art Scholarship

The Lorin '68 and Karen Letendre Art Scholarship, aims to award one undergraduate and one graduate student per year for their exceptional artistic talent. Lorin and Karen are longtime patrons and lovers of the arts and have generously supported artists at UC Santa Barbara for years.

 

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Buchanan Award

This award was created by the UCSB Alumni Association in memory of A. Russell Buchanan, Professor of History from 1936 to 1973. The award of $500 each year is presented to a graduating senior majoring in History or History of Public Policy, for superior scholarship, undergraduate achievement, and potential for graduate research and continued success in the field. 

For more information, contact the History Department.

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Vernon I. Cheadle Award

  The Vernon I. Cheadle Award was established by the UCSB Alumni Association in honor of Dr. Cheadle's outstanding service to UCSB. Dr. Cheadle served as the second Chancellor of UCSB from 1962 to 1977. The Award  of $500 is to honor a UC Santa Barbara undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates a passion for research or creative activities in the following areas: plant science, ecology, restoration and conservation, environmental management or science education. 

For more information, contact the Cheadle Center For Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration.

Named Scholarships

UC Santa Barbara Alumni offers an opportunity to establish a new named scholarship fund with a gift of $50,000 or more.  For more information regarding our named scholarships, please contact Matt Stock at 805.893.3055 or matt.stock@ucsb.edu.

Impact

  • $1,900,000 raised in gifts and pledges since 2001

  • 360 scholarships awarded totaling $619,300

  • Scholarship recipients are selected from across campus including College of Engineering, College of Creative Studies, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts