100% of your gift to the Santa Clara Fund supports today's undergraduates
Gifts to the Santa Clara Fund help meet the most urgent needs of today’s undergraduates. Your Santa Clara Fund gift supports the University’s core mission of educating leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion by funding four critical aspects of student life: scholarships, academic programs, international and immersion programs, and student initiatives.
- Sixty percent of the Santa Clara Fund supports scholarships for today’s students, making it possible for students of the highest caliber to attend the university, regardless of their financial circumstances. During the 2011-2012 Academic Year, 82% of Santa Clara's students received financial aid. It is evident that one of the University's top priorities is to provide scholarship support for our students and make the Santa Clara education affordable. This year, $1,057,147 in financial aid will be awarded to our students from the Santa Clara Fund.
- Twenty percent of the Santa Clara Fund supports academic programs for our students. The Santa Clara Fund supports student and faculty research, helps with technology and lab upgrades, and provides seed funding in support of forward-thinking projects like the School of Engineering's Refract House - third place winner in the 2009 Solar Decathlon.
International Study and Immersion Programs
- Fifteen percent of the Santa Clara Fund supports international study and immersion programs, which provide students with the opportunity to continue their education in a new community. One of the defining features of a Jesuit education is taking what is learned in the classroom and applying it in the real world. The Santa Clara Fund provides critical support to our Study Abroad programs and gives scholarships to students who go on immersion trips in locations like Mexico, El Salvador and New Orleans.
- Five percent of the Santa Clara Fund supports student initiatives. The Santa Clara Fund prides itself in supporting the creativity and ideas of our undergraduates in various student groups, clubs, and associations. Student groups can apply for seed funding for a specific project or to launch a new program that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to fund. More than 30 different projects and student organizations per year are financed by the Santa Clara Fund.