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About the Santa Clara Fund

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, study abroad and immersion programs, and student initiatives.


Most undergraduates receive financial support and tuition does not fully cover the cost of an undergraduate education. In fact, nearly 84% of undergraduate students receive financial assistance.

“Because of you I am showing my nieces back home that dreams can come true, and that they should never give up. ” Gavynn Arteaga, Finance, Class of 2019 Read Gavynn's Story

Academic Programs

Through enhanced programs, Santa Clara provides students with an education of quality and value. It is no surprise that in a Survey of Recent Graduates (Class of 2013), 93% indicated that SCU had provided good to excellent preparation for life after college and 92% indicated good to excellent career preparation.

“Thank you for having such a great impact on my development as an engineer, and as a leader at Santa Clara University.” Naeem Turner-Bandele, Electrical Engineering, Class of 2018 Read Naeem's Story

Study Abroad and Immersion Programs

Through service, Santa Clara engages the community and world. Santa Clara students engage in community-based learning opportunities that yield over 20,000 hours of valuable community engagement each year. Your gift helps Santa Clara build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

“I thank you for your support through the Santa Clara Fund, which helps students like me grow through opportunities such as Study Abroad at Santa Clara University.” Kali Swindell, Psychology, Class of 2018 Read Kali's Story

Student Initiatives

The Santa Clara Fund has a far-reaching impact for undergraduates. You help support club sports, student government, and other student initiatives.

“I’m so grateful for your support of the Santa Clara Fund, which promotes the founding of new organizations like Phi Alpha Delta and hundreds of other excellent clubs on campus.” Andraya Flor, Economics, Class of 2019 Read Andraya's Story