The UCI Retirees Association (UCIRA) advocates for all UCI retirees and provides social and educational activities. The UCIRA also contributes to campus life with staff and student scholarship efforts.
With support from you we:
- Develop lectures, wellness and cooking classes and information sessions (online this last year) as well as continue monthly group walks, hikes and bike rides.
- Contribute annually to the Staff Assembly Scholarship Program helping staff continue their education as well as the Legacy Scholarships for incoming students.
- Maintain UCI’s representation in the UC system-wide Council of UC Retirees Associations (CUCRA), advocating for health insurance and other critical retirement benefits.
Our goal for Giving Day 2022 is to continue to raise money for our UCIRA Legacy Scholarships. Since 2019, we have awarded $16,000 in scholarship awards to new freshmen and new transfer students.
These scholarships were developed for students related to a UCI retiree, UCI alumni, or current UCI staff member. (Family member must be a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sister, brother, aunt, or uncle.)
The recipients for the 2021-22 academic year are:
Chloe Ellis - 2021 Freshman Student Recipient
Chloe is a first-generation student majoring in Sociology. Her aunt is a UCI alumnus. While in high school she volunteered with One Heart, a charity that supports orphanages in Taiwan. After graduation, she hopes to work in a career that will allow her to continue giving service to the community.
Jasmine Casey - 2021 Transfer Student Recipient
Jasmine is a first-generation student from Oakland, CA, majoring in Sociology. Her aunt is a UCI alumnus. While at Las Positas Community College, she held leadership roles in several clubs. The study of
Sociology has helped her adopt and strive for more cultural competence and empathy and has deepened her sense of social justice.