UCR is committed to providing an outstanding education for the bright, dynamic students who have worked hard to gain admission. Our ability to offer financial aid packages ensures both access and affordability for talented students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Receiving a scholarship acknowledges a student’s achievement and potential, and confirms UCR’s commitment to their scholarly success. The gift of a scholarship is one that rewards not only the student, but also imparting those who give with the knowledge that you're positively impacting someone’s future.
Endowed Student Support
UCR offers a few opportunities to support students in perpetuity through the establishment of an endowed fund. Supporting future generations of students is a true investment in helping UCR rise to greater prominence.
UCR graduate students are among the most talented and distinguished in the world. They are attracted to the university by its eminent faculty and the esteemed reputation of its academic programs. As such, the university is committed to recruiting and recognizing the scholarly achievements of these students through endowed graduate student fellowships, which provides financial support to pursue a full-time course of study to help advance scholarly pursuits. Because graduate students consider the quality of an institution by the endowed funds it makes available to them, the availability of these types of funds draws the best to UCR. In addition to the needed funds that it provides, an endowed fellowship also gives an added degree of prestige to the student recipient, as it recognizes his/her academic success and accomplishments – and their future contributions to this field of study.
Guardian Scholars Program
The Guardian Scholars Program provides a network of resources to students who are transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood in order to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education. Operated under the Office of Foster Youth Support Services, the program draws on the resources, strength, and support of our community to provide scholars aged 16-25 with a comprehensive college experience and the opportunity to explore and realize their full potential. Staffed by a small group of committed volunteers and a full-time University-funded coordinator, the program offers each scholar a network of material and emotional support, including access to on-campus year-round housing, mentoring, mental health resources, financial assistance, and monthly social and team-building activities.