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 financial assistance to the most qualified and highest achieving students.  

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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

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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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 John Lofthus at 805.893.8416 or

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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  • $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