As a generous friend of UC Irvine with a passion for helping our students through undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, you can directly shape tomorrow's future leaders in life-changing ways.
Your donations enable our students to follow their academic dream of a UC education. With today's unprecedented fees and tuition increases, without private support, many gifted students will need to take second and third jobs, thereby compromising their studies. In some cases, such financial burdens can force these talented young people to leave UC Irvine without completing their studies … and without a diploma. Your generosity helps us fulfill our commitment to equity and access for students regardless of their financials means, and with your thoughtful support, more of our best and brightest go on to become tomorrow's leaders.
Your support also makes a difference in our state's economy. According to the Campaign for College Opportunity, for every 1 percent increase in BA degrees awarded and 2 percent increase in AA degrees awarded, our California economy grows by $20 billion. State and local tax revenues increase by $1.2 billion and $174,000 new jobs are created.
This year, despite cutbacks, UC Irvine awarded nearly 8000 degrees – more than ever before! With more than 50 percent of our students qualifying for need-based financial aid, and two-thirds receiving some form of financial aid including private support, your gifts are more appreciated than ever before.
While directly helping UC Irvine students realize the education of their dreams, you are also having a positive impact on our state. Thank you!
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