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SPP Student Support Fund

Your gift will provide our SPP students with essential needs they may encounter, including emergency housing, food, health and other challenges.



SPP Graduate Student Support Fund

Your gift will help attract and support cream of the crop Master of Public Policy students, many of whom may go on to apply their studies to impact policymaking in the Inland region.



Undergraduate Public Policy Scholarship Fund

Your gift will help the next generation of public policy leaders complete a bachelor’s degree in the only public policy school with an undergraduate public policy major in the entire UC system. 



SPP Internship Program Fund

Your gift will allow students to gain valuable and practical hands-on experience in public policy to complement their academic education.



SPP Dean's Innovation Fund

Your gift will allow the Dean of the School of Public Policy to address important issues or fund cutting-edge pilot projects as they arise.



Senator Robert Presley Scholarship Fund

Your gift will help help train the next generation of criminal justice policy leaders and change makers.



Support Through Other Means 

Support the SPP by hosting interns, funding internships, or through your estate. Contact

Testimonials from Scholarship Recipients

Aaron Sanchez
"UCR’s Experiential Scholarship allowed me to extend my UCDC experience an additional month. It multiplied the marketable, on-the-job experience I was gaining while working full-time in one of the most professionally rewarding chapters of my life. If it weren’t for the kind, generous, and philanthropic contributions of UCR SPP’s family, I would not have been able to stay so long, make so many friends, and establish those professional networks."
Aaron Sanchez, BA '22
Deidre Reyes
"As a 2023 recipient of the Bob Stockton Scholarship Fund in Environmental Policy, I am incredibly grateful for this generous award. As a non-traditional student parent, this scholarship support allows me to provide for my children and me this quarter, which means fewer visits to food pantries, the allowance to pack healthy well, balanced lunches, and the elimination of an enormous amount of financial stress. Additionally, I can focus on my classwork, capstone research, and other scholastic pre-graduation needs."
Deidre Reyes, MPP '23
Kelly Der
"I am really thankful and appreciative of the WMWD Scholarship. Not only has the scholarship helped me further my education, but it has allowed me to focus on other priorities such as seeking internships and getting involved in other extracurricular activities that can help further my career. This scholarship has also motivated me to continue to stay diligent and be engaged with the work that I am doing."
Kelly Der, BA '23
Bianca Lopez
"Receiving the Garde Scholarship Fund gave me the opportunity to finish my studies strong. As it provided an additional sense of security of maintaining a work-life balance that supports my school-involvement. As a first-generation student, the Fund has allowed me to continue shaping my undergraduate-career where I am taking part in experiences that I will carry into the workforce after graduation."
Bianca Lopez, BA' 23
Creiselda Terpoorten
"The SPP scholarship has allowed me to continue my leadership position with an on-campus student organization where we focus on recruitment, retention, advocacy, & wellness for formerly incarcerated and system-impacted UCR students like myself. Notably, Underground Scholars Initiative was awarded this year's CIT Mental Health Equity Grant, where I led the grant writing process and continued to plan wellness workshops for students at large. In like manner, my volunteer role provides learning opportunities such as leadership, organizing, community education, and networking. The SPP scholarship also gave me more time to focus on my qualitative research studying housing insecurity in the Inland Empire."
Creiselda Terpoorten, MPP '23

Derick and Jennifer Brinkerhoff Support UCDC Students

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