Your gift directly impacts the success of our students!

Charitable gifts to Student Affairs support our extraordinary programs and services, all designed to help students as they develop their scholarship, leadership, and citizenship skills and abilities. Your generous contributions ensure that our students receive the financial, academic, and personal support they need to thrive at UC Santa Barbara and beyond.

It's easy to designate your gift to any area you choose. Please read more about Student Affairs departments and programs at www.sa.ucsb.edu/student-affairs-grants-and-developments/explore-student-affairs.



Please write your gift check payable to UC Regents, with the Student Affairs program you wish to support written in the memo line. Mail to: Student Affairs Grants and Development, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5015 
To discuss your gift options, please contact:
Student Affairs Grants and Development
Catherine Boyer, Executive Director
(805) 893-5037

Thank you for supporting our campus community!

Our Featured Fund: The Dream Scholar Fund

Photo of IDEAS graduates

dream scholar logoThe Dream Scholar Fund was established at UC Santa Barbara in 2013. to provide scholarships for undocumented students--dream scholars. These students face significant financial challenges as they do not qualify for federal aid to help them pay for their education.


  • $7,500: Amount in financial aid gap in 2016-17 for each Dream Scholar, due to lack of access to federal aid
  • 350%: Percentage increase of Dream Scholars at UCSB since the Fund was established in 2013
  • 315: Number of Dream Scholars enrolled at UCSB for 2016-17
  • 50%: Percentage of Dream Scholars who reported family income levels below $25,000 in 2014-15

Make a gift online to support our featured fund by going to www.giving.ucsb.edu and select “Dream Scholar Fund” 

To discuss other gift options or if you have questions about Student Affairs, please contact Catherine Boyer, Executive Director, Student Affairs Grants and Development, (805) 893-5037 or catherine.boyer@sa.ucsb.edu