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An Opportunity to Make a Difference

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that provides the opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African Americans have played in the shaping of U.S. history. UC San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-Americans for the university’s annual celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2014 is “Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights­­: The Journey is not complete, we can and must do more.”

Black History Month offers donors an opportunity to make a difference with these giving opportunities:

UC San Diego UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship

givenowThis scholarship fund, established in honor of Mary S. and Joseph W. Watson, annually awards scholarships to enrolled UC San Diego undergraduate students who had demonstrated academic and creative achievement in the study of African Americans and their history and culture. Applicants must be nominated by UC San Diego faculty members with information regarding the excellence creativity and/or significance of the student’s research or performance.

Gerard Allan Sasek Endowed Fellowship

givenowCelebrating its 40th anniversary, UC San Diego Theatre and Dance has been one of the top-ranked theater programs in the country for more than a decade. Training is purposefully imaginative, eclectic and interdisciplinary. The department does not believe there can be – or should be – one approach to making work. Please give to this fellowship supporting all graduate level Theatre and Dance students.

Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment

givenowThe Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment provides scholarship support to recognize undergraduate student winners of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Awards, a UC San Diego program which honors students, staff and faculty for their contributions to diversity and their efforts to improve our community. UC San Diego professor CK Cheng and his wife, Jenny, established the Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment to provide scholarship support to recognize student achievements in diversity initiatives that enhance academic, social and cultural experiences for our community, both on and off campus.

Support Diversity at UC San Diego

givenowUC San Diego implements a number of successful programs that strive to eliminate barriers to accessing a university education. Diversity giving at UC San Diego is focused on securing private philanthropic support for initiatives that enhance our campus and welcome a diverse community.


Becky Petit

New Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Becky Petitt brings 24 years of progressive leadership experience in diversity work across the university community.


Soujourner truth statue

Conference Connects Students to Mentors

The 19th annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences debuted on the UC San Diego campus this summer.


Contact Us

To learn more about supporting diversity at UC San Diego please contact us.

Office of Development
Phone: 858-534-1610
For more information: supportdiversity@ucsd.edu.