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School of Education
Shape the Future—Invest in Education

At the forefront of groundbreaking research and transformative teaching, the UCI School of Education stands proud as a catalyst for change. We are shaping the future of learning on a global scale through our innovative degree programs, student success-focused initiatives, authentic partnerships, and cutting-edge research.

Join us in our mission to improve access to high-quality educational opportunities for all individuals in our university, community and beyond by supporting one of these critical initiatives.

  1. Dean’s Excellence Fund: Your support enables us to prioritize key initiatives and provide essential resources, including emergency grants for students.
  2. Scholarships for Promising Teachers: Help us nurture the next generation of educators by funding scholarships for talented and diverse teachers, ensuring a brighter future for Southern California classrooms.
  3. K-12 Community Partnerships: Through the Orange County Educational Advancement Network (OCEAN), we forge meaningful partnerships with K-12 schools and nonprofits. Your contribution empowers doctoral students to address real-world challenges in Orange County.

Explore additional opportunities to make an impact:

CalTeach: Champion excellence in STEM instruction through CalTeach’s transformative teacher preparation program.

ECCLPs (Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects): Equip California’s high school students with the knowledge and tools to tackle climate change.

SAGE Scholars: Empower underrepresented students through professional development and internship opportunities. 

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 71
2 VA 1
2 MI 1
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
School of Education Sonny and Martha Kothari 50 Gifts for $30,000 Challenge
The 50th gift to the UCI School of Education will unlock a generous $30,000 gift from Sonny and Martha Kothari to the Scholarships for Promising Teachers fund!
50 / 50 Gifts
School of Education 60 Gifts for $100,000 Challenge
The 60th gift to the School of Education will unlock a generous $100,000 gift to support students pursuing careers in special education!
60 / 60 Gifts
School of Education Henry/Stone Elementary Mathematics Award Challenge
The 40th gift to the School of Education will unlock a generous $2,500 scholarship for aspiring Elementary School teachers with a passion for teaching mathematics.
40 / 40 Gifts
School of Education Arntson Family Scholarship Challenge
Once we have surpassed $1,000 in gifts made to the School of Education, a $1,000 scholarship for students who had a career before pursuing a teaching credential we be unlocked!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
School of Education Staff and Faculty Community Scholarship Match
The first $700 raised for Scholarships for Promising Teachers will be matched dollar by the MAT + Credential Program staff and faculty.
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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