About us


"For Students, By Students."

The UC San Diego Student Foundation was established in 1999 with a donation of $100,000 from UC San Diego alumni Patricia, ’83 and Marc Brutten, ’79. The first of its kind in the University of California system and only 1 of 5 similar organizations nationwide, the Student Foundation promotes a culture of philanthropy by teaching fellow students how to invest, fund raise and manage an endowment, all in the name of student scholarships.

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How it Works


Students that make a gift support both our scholarship and endowment funds. Our scholarship fund is used to directly provide scholarships to Tritons in need. Just last year, we gave over $35,000 in scholarships! Our scholarship fund is also supported by our endowment fund. The long-term growth of our endowment is used to provide the scholaship fund with more resources. Our long term plan is to primarily rely on our endowment fund to provide more and larger scholarships to Tritons who need it! Help us make our dreams a reality. Give Today!