UCI School of Humanities exemplifies our public university mission of offering opportunity to students of all backgrounds and opening up new worlds of experience and new career paths for them. Almost half of our students are the first generation to attend college and more than one-third are underrepresented minority students. Two-thirds of our students are transfer students — considerably higher than the campus average — which means that we are offering a chance at a UC education and all that means to many high-achieving students who for reasons of economic, family, or other circumstances have begun their higher education journey in our community colleges.
Many of our students are in vulnerable circumstances even in ordinary time— working additional jobs, taking care of families. The pandemic has made things even more precarious for some of them. We’ve been grateful for the support we’ve received to lend these students a helping hand, to allow them to persist uninterrupted in their studies, and to keep their time at UCI what it should be — an opening of their minds and their life opportunities after graduation.
On Giving Day we seek to raise $20,000 for UCI Humanities students. With your support, we can provide our undergraduates with internships and research experiences to launch their careers. We can also provide graduate students with research funding during the summer, to help them conduct path-breaking research and complete dissertations in a timely way.
By giving now, you can ensure that each of our students has an outstanding educational experience in the School of Humanities at UCI. By assisting the next generation, you don’t just ‘do good,’ you play a direct and fundamental role in the betterment of our communities, families, and the future of our nation.
Please consider a gift in support of UCI Humanities students. Join us in our mission to create a brilliant future for our students, our community, and the world.
“Although I could not do my study abroad program due to the pandemic, I am very grateful for the award since I was able to use the funds to conduct the research that I would have completed abroad. With the funds, I was able to purchase scholarly sources that were only available at the country I would have studied at (Argentina), as well as access websites that had scholarly articles needed to complete my thesis project. It was thanks to the scholarship that I was able to further develop my thesis and complete the studies that I would have done had I been able to travel.” – Eric Torres
“The Humanities stipend, in combination with other funding sources, allowed me to truly devote my 2020 summer to my research. Because this project is a time-heavy investment, completing my research without a full summer of dedicated time would have been impossible, as I regularly work part-time on-campus during the school year, in addition to taking classes full-time. While this research is personally important, it has also been the foundation of my graduate application and acceptance to the Ph.D. in Informatics at UC Irvine.” – Adrianna Carolina Burton
Double your impact today! Dean Tyrus Miller and Mr. Albert Encinias will generously match your gift to the Humanities Dean’s Excellence Fund for the first $5,000 given today.
Help us unlock a gift from Profs. Emeriti Linda and George Bauer. When we reach the $10,000 in support of the Dean’s Excellence Fund, an additional $5,000 will be donated to School of Humanities!