To learn more about CCS giving opportunities and ways to have impact:
CCS Director of Development
UC Santa Barbara
Your generosity is an investment in the future of CCS.
Philanthropic support from alumni, parents, and friends
plays a critical role in the future of CCS and provides the
means for life-changing experiences for our students.
CCS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
An immersive program that empowers students to dream big!
Look at these stories from some of our student summer fellows who are on the path to become change agents in our community! These are inspirational.
Support a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow!
The Create Fund
Support student undergraduate original research, creative works, and entrepreneurship-focused projects.
Summer fellowships are key to the undergraduate experiential learning at CCS and provide students in all eight majors (Art, Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computing, Mathematics, Music Composition, Physics, Writing & Literature) the opportunity to:
- Conduct research, develop original creative work, and focus on entrepreneurship-focused endeavors
- Build on the College’s success in which CCS scholars and creators are guided by exceptional UC Santa Barbara faculty
Radical Curiosity and Passion Matter
Opportunities are available to name fellowships (ex: Gaucho Fellow, Yang Fellow). Contact Venilde Jeronimo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Kathleen Foltz Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Fund
“It would be hard to find a faculty member more deeply committed—and on so many levels— to fostering undergraduate growth in the sciences, and beyond, as Kathy Foltz.” – In May 2018 as the CCS Interim Dean, Foltz received a UCSB Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award for her commitment to the College's students.
The Kathleen Foltz Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Fund honors UCSB Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Professor Emeritus Foltz for her breadth of involvement and depth of commitment to mentoring students for three decades at UCSB. A dedicated member of the College of Creative Studies (CCS) Biology faculty since 1994 and the College’s Interim Dean from 2016 to 2018, she holds a strong commitment to student learning through hands-on research as peers, side-by-side with faculty. Gifts to this fund provide summer research fellowship support to qualified CCS students in Biology. The fellowship recipients are named Foltz Fellows.
Donate online or give by check by making it out to UCSB Foundation (write “Foltz Fund” in the note section) and send it to: ATTN: Venilde Jeronimo/Foltz Fund, CCS, UCSB, MC 6110, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
"Freedom to explore creativity is the best gift anyone can receive as it allows that person to find meaning, purpose, and impact."Vinitha Menon Watson '99 (College of Letters & Science Sociology and Communications) and David Watson '99 (CCS Computer Science), Visionary Founders of The Transdisciplinary Fund established at CCS in 2006
Other Giving Priorities
Dean's Fund for Excellence
The Dean's Fund for Excellence is the CCS Annual Fund, and provides unrestricted support for the College to respond to on-going and unique opportunities, such as inviting distinguished visiting lecturers, increasing summer research opportunities for students, faculty and classroom support, materials and facility improvements, and providing College-wide enrichment programs for students across all CCS majors.
The Fang Family Scholarship Fund
Gifts to the Fang Family Scholarship support an annual scholarship for an exceptional first-year student(s) in Computing at the College of Creative Studies (CCS). This Fund is the first at CCS to support student scholarships. Consider making a gift to support future Computing students. Those interested in scholarships in other CCS majors, please contact Venilde Jeronimo (email@example.com).
The Donald H. Aue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Fund
CCS summer fellowships are the brainchild of UCSB Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Donald H. Aue. Professor Aue’s vision to establish this program in 1985 was rooted in his deep commitment to student learning through hands-on research as peers, side-by-side with faculty. This fund provides summer fellowship support to qualified CCS students in Mathematics and the Sciences in honor of Prof. Aue. The CCS fellowship recipients are named Aue Fellows.