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School of Social Sciences
Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

At the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences, we're not just participating in Giving Day; we're leveraging this incredible opportunity to focus our efforts on educating tomorrow's leaders. Our commitment to innovation, impact, and real-world change is shaping the next generation of leaders, and your support plays a vital role in propelling this impactful journey.

Our Vision: Beyond Textbooks, Toward Action

At the forefront of translational work, our school bridges scientific research to the broader community, building a deeper understanding of human minds, relationships, and societies. Here, academia doesn’t reside solely in textbooks; it sparks action, extending our impact far beyond the university's walls.

Driving Positive Change: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Approach

With a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, we actively set new standards, addressing the evolving needs of our rapidly changing world. We're not just educating; we're shaping the next generation of leaders who will create positive change.

Your Impact: Beacon of Hope for Infinite Possibilities

Your support for scholarship, awards, and research funds for undergraduate students becomes a beacon of hope, opening doors to infinite possibilities. Each year, more than 25% of UCI’s bachelor’s leave with a degree from the School of Social Sciences, and your contribution, no matter the size, creates momentum for change that transcends campus borders.

Join Us in This Transformative Journey: Ignite Leadership

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): Empower social sciences undergrads to engage in impactful research and creative activities with UCI faculty or industry partners, setting the stage for future leadership.
  • Social Sciences Student Awards:  Support social sciences undergraduates in turning dreams into reality. Your contribution not only offsets tuition and living costs but also aids students in transformative programs like UCDC, where they don't just envision leadership; they embark on that path themselves.

At the UCI School of Social Sciences, we're not just getting ready for the future; we're actively shaping what’s next. Your support today advances the education of future leaders who will shape our world.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Bill Maurer
Dean, UCI School of Social Sciences

School of Social Sciences Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 28
2 TX 2
3 NY 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!
UROP Carol and Eugene Choi 10 Gifts for $10,000 Challenge
The first 10 gifts made to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program will unlock a very generous gift of $10,000 from Carol and Eugene Choi for the UROP Symposium!
10 / 10 Gifts
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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