UC Merced Fund

  • Support discovery and innovation
    Support discovery and innovation
  • The UC Merced Fund offers alumni and friends the opportunity to show their loyalty to the university while making an immediate impact on scholarships and academic programs, allowing our diverse student population to reach their potential.

    Why your gift to the UC Merced Fund matters


    Student financial support

    The UC Merced experience is a transformational one. Students are provided distinctive leadership opportunities, close interaction with world-class faculty, hands-on learning experiences and direct involvement with interdisciplinary research.

    We believe that no student should be denied the experience because of limited financial means. Your gift provides a vital bridge between what students are able to contribute and what is required to access the excellence that abounds here.

    Seeding new research

    More than 300 researchers and scholars distinguish themselves across disciplines. Advanced academic programs and student/faculty collaborative research further discovery. Your support enables faculty research and development, and helps us to continue to attract and retain outstanding researchers who are passionate about their work.

    Why your participation matters


    By making a gift to UC Merced, you make a bold statement about the pride you feel for this institution. You help us make sure the university has the resources it needs to continue doing great things.

    Alumni, your giving is a testament to the value of a UC Merced degree and sets a terrific example for future generations of Bobcats. High participation can help us attract talented students, renowned faculty and high-caliber research grants. Your gift, in any amount, counts. And, it makes a difference.