Endowed gift will broaden the horizon for UCR students
A $2 million gift from the Pollitt family will fund scholarships that support study abroad opportunities.
UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant
No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California...
Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example
There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging...
Fundraising effort seeks to aid at-risk Afghan scholars
Public donations will help scholars fleeing from danger, offer them safety .
Eleven students awarded study-abroad scholarships
Eleven UC Riverside students have been selected for two prestigious national scholarships to study or intern outside of the United States. With financial support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Freeman Asia Scholarship, students will be participating in Education Abroad programs in South Korea, Taiwan, France...
Building the future for UCR's School of Business
Beverly Bailey knows a thing or two about building things. As a student at Riverside City College, she helped her boyfriend Scott hang patio covers on the weekends. When she turned 20, she bought and ran a small café in Chino, putting her entrepreneurial spirit to the test as she...
Grants support programming for Underground Scholars Initiative
The money comes from UC Berkeley’s Underground Scholars, via grants from the Andrew Mellon and Crankstart foundations to support the expansion of the Underground Scholars model UC-wide.
UC Riverside celebrates campaign completion Feb. 18-20
More than 66,000 donors made gifts during the Living the Promise campaign, and the total amount raised will be announced at a live virtual event on Feb 20.
Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’
The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center, set to launch February 2021.
New Hellman Fellows Endowment at UC Riverside
UC Riverside has received $5 million for junior faculty research fellowships in three colleges as part of a larger move by the Hellman Fellows Fund to establish permanent endowments across the UC system. Since the 1980s, the Hellman Fellows Program has supported junior faculty in the University of California system...
Living the Promise campaign hits $300 million goal
UC Riverside surpassed its $300 million goal on Sept. 10 for its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside.” Although the overall dollar goal has been reached, the campaign isn’t yet over. The effort, which was publicly launched on October 15, 2016, will close on...
First comprehensive fundraising campaign nears its end
UC Riverside is closing in on the end of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. The total raised through August 23 was $298,116,805.
UCR Herbarium founder donates $900K to preserve its future
UC Riverside’s herbarium, established over 60 years ago, is an irreplaceable library of plant specimens. Now, a $900,000 bequest from its founder Frank Vasek and his wife Maxine will ensure the resource remains available to many generations of future plant scientists, and that it receives needed repairs and reorganization. Vasek...
$1.5 million gift creates Sean and Stella Harper Endowed Scholarship Fund
Sean Harper is the first person to admit he wasn’t the most disciplined student when he came to UC Riverside as a biomedical sciences student four decades ago. “I was still 17 for my first few weeks at UCR,” Harper said. “I knew that I wanted to study medicine but...
Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside
The gift from the mother-daughter philanthropists is tied for the largest ever to the university from individual donors
$3.5 million Givaudan gift will protect citrus collection
The University of California, Riverside announced today a $3.5 million donation from Givaudan to support UCR’s Citrus Variety Collection. The gift will help protect one of world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections from the impending threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB. The gift will pay...
R’Career Closet: 'Off the rack' to 'on the job'
The boutique-like space gifts gently used professional attire to UCR students. Clothing donations come from staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners.
From foster care to a free MBA
“I have been through a few challenges in my life, but with the support of this school and Guardian Scholars, I have achieved more than I ever thought I would.” - Brandy Renee Taylor
$1.28 million awarded to UCR’s Native American Student Programs
The 10-year grant is a gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Celebrating a decade of support for UCR Guardian Scholars
A decade ago, Tuppett Yates, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, launched the Guardian Scholars Program in the hopes of creating a support system for students who grew up in foster care. Beginning with four students who were provided $500 scholarships during the 2008-2009 academic year...