Education

Private gifts make a tremendous impact on all facets of the university. Private support is vital to advancing UC Merced’s educational mission of teaching, conducting research and serving the people of the San Joaquin Valley, California, the nation and the world.


School of Engineering

The UC Merced School of Engineering is a research community devoted to learning, discovery and service. The School provides an exceptional technical and professional education and instills in our students advanced problem-solving skills, effective leadership qualities, and the ability to recognize and build on individual strengths throughout one’s career. Your gift to the School of Engineering supports a broad range of activities, such as research, graduate student fellowships, undergraduate research opportunities and equipment that is critical to success of our students, faculty and school.

School of Natural Sciences
The vision of the School of Natural Sciences is to develop interdisciplinary research programs and innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula, to distinguish itself among established science programs, to provide the best possible preparation for its students as they address the many scientific challenges of the 21st century and to address the needs of its stakeholders in the region and the state of California. Your gift to the School of Natural Sciences supports diverse activities, such as research, graduate student fellowships, undergraduate research opportunities and equipment that is crucial to the achievements of our students, faculty and school.

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
At the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, cutting-edge research and world-renowned faculty shape students into the new leaders of tomorrow. Your thoughtful donation will provide financial support for our students, allowing them to spend more time in the classroom and giving them the unique opportunity to get to know their professors and to work with them on research projects. It will also expand the ability of our exceptional faculty to pursue research in many areas, including archaeological studies, world heritage preservation, economics, cognitive science, history, political science, literature, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and the creative arts.

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