Friends Making a Difference
The UC Irvine Graduate Division has been fortunate to have generous partners and friends who are dedicated to graduate education and have not only donated generously through fellowships, but also inspire our graduate students to become future leaders. They give something that is more powerful than money—they give their time and share their success stories to motivate students and encourage them to make a global impact.
Foundations of Leadership Series
The Foundations of Leadership distinguished speaker series connects graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with a range of leaders from corporations, nonprofits, government, and higher education. These leaders demonstrate the importance of expanded skill development and career planning to compete in the changing job market.
Graduate LEAD Fellowships
The Graduate LEAD Fellowship (Leading Edge Advancement with Distinction), will provide financial assistance to fund a specific student from within a cadre of highly selective individuals among a field of outstanding candidates. This program provides the university with the flexibility to respond to the immediate needs of recruiting top candidates nationally. The funds are used to enhance financial support packages of top admitted doctoral or M.F.A. students, who have received competitive admissions offers from other top universities, at a crucial time in the decision making process. Fellowships will be awarded by the Graduate Division on a competitive basis, following a call to the academic deans and directors for consideration of incoming applicants. To contribute to this cause contact Kristie Williams-Yowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanley Behrens Public Impact Fellowships
Public Impact Fellowships highlight and support doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact in the public sphere. Ideal candidates will be involved in research designed to significantly improve or enrich the lives of Californians and/or national and global communities. To find out more, click here.