UC Santa Cruz Student Success Stories

We invite you to learn how philanthropic gifts enrich our students’ experiences at UC Santa Cruz. Across many departments and disciplines, success stories are being created every day. These are just a few.

Many scholarships and awards, support from UC Santa Cruz resources and faculty members, and support and love from her family have propelled Jodi Lee to success ...

A scholarship from Transforming Futures provided third year politics student Amanda Safi with an enhanced educational experience at UC Santa Cruz ... 

Third year student Peter Nguyen (Rachel Carson ’22, ecology and evolutionary biology) is researching the effects of climate change ...

Katia Avila Pinedo (Merrill ’24, computer engineering) is benefiting from—and helping to build and sustain—UCSC's strong community ...

UCSC Arts dean and her family establish scholarship in son’s memory—honoring his generous spit by supporting students in the arts ...

A unique partnership between The Humanities Institute, a leading national media outlet, and a generous donor amplifies opportunities for students ...