Our greatest needs are helping today’s Biology students and early-career faculty to succeed and thrive at UC San Diego. Your gifts to Greatest Needs enable us to quickly respond to our most urgent needs – emergency financial support to undergraduates, a critical piece of lab equipment for a young researcher, a recruiting fellowship for a prospective graduate student, and much more. Your unrestricted gifts have a tremendous impact.
Eureka! Scholar Allis Pham
Today, more than half of all UCSD Biology students have serious financial need. You can help alleviate their financial burden and provide qualiity research training experience at the same time. Your gifts to Undergraduate Scholarships are pooled with gifts from others and leveraged immediately to provide individial $3,500 research scholarships – and a life-changing experience - through programs like our flagship Eureka! Scholars program.
Graduate students in the field
Graduate students are the frontline researchers at UC San Diego. They embark on exciting new discoveries in the lab every day. A private fellowship can serve as the tipping point for outstanding, prospective students to choose UC San Diego. It can also help to retain the students and sustain the overall quality and excellence of our graduate training program. Your gifts to Graduate Student Fellowships produce tremendous dividends because when you empower young scientists to succeed today, you play a vital role in spawning new scientific breakthroughs which will improve our world.
Preuss School Students Karina Santellano and Tony Chau
Our K-12 teachers and students and parents in our communities need your help. Your gifts to K-12 Outreach & Community Education enable us to provide professional development and curriculum enrichment for science educators, science tutors for students and exciting public lectures and events for all parents and community members , including our popular Science Matters lecture series and annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. You can play a vital role in helping to inspire the next generation of leading-edge physicians, scientists and researchers today.