LEAD Scholars Program
Go All In for the LEAD Scholars Program!

Support first-generation college success at SCU!

 

First-generation college students deserve an equitable college experience.  The LEAD Scholars Program builds relationships based on trust and respect by fostering a safe and welcoming space for our students.  Through academic courses, advising, social events, vocational exploration, networking, community outreach, funding, leadership opportunities, and alumni engagement, the LEAD Scholars Program supports student success in college and beyond. For more info about LEAD, please visit: https://www.scu.edu/lead.

 

Our students:

  • Have high financial need. 72% of them are low-income students.

  • Are high achievers. 83% graduate in four years, higher than the general SCU population.

  • Are diverse. 62% are Latinx, 21% Asian, 6% African American, 5% White, and 3% Multiracial.

Your donation will make an impact by funding:

  • Scholarships to provide students with funding for tuition, room and board, and other school expenses. 

  • Microgrants to help students with emergency and living expenses, including replacing broken computers, rent and food.

  • Fellowships to fund student participation in high-impact experiences like study abroad, undergraduate research and unpaid internships.

LEAD Scholars share how LEAD funding has impacted them:

 

“With the help of the LEAD Scholars Program and the generous scholarship they granted me, I am able to continue my education at Santa Clara knowing that I have the support of such an empowering program." 

-Elizabeth, class of 2022, received LEAD Scholarship funding to help with education-related expenses

 

“In Rome, we were challenged with a new way of life. We connected with a beautiful new language, discovered powerful art in museums and churches, and took unique classes that introduced us to Italian history and culture. As first-generation college students, we had the opportunity to develop ourselves through this experience, and we were only able to do so through the generous funding of a LEAD Fellowship." 

-Ryan and Martimeano, class of 2021, received funding to study abroad in Rome, Italy

 

Bronco Nation Donation Location
Rank State Donors
1 CA 127
2 WA 9
3 OR 5
Leaderboard
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,733
2 Sustainability Initiatives 444
3 Santa Clara Fund 423
4 Campus Recreation & Club Sports 327
5 Men's Rugby 312
6 Kids on Campus 264
7 Leavey School of Business 261
8 College of Arts and Sciences 259
9 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 207
10 School of Engineering 187
11 Other 164
12 LEAD Scholars Program 159
13 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 156
14 Diversity and Inclusion 129
15 Student Life & Student Organizations 125
16 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 113
17 Fr. Coz Scholarship 98
18 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 94
19 Bronco Bench Foundation 84
20 Catala Club 72
21 Campus Ministry 65
22 School of Law 51
23 Education & Counseling Psychology 41
24 Jesuit School of Theology 40
25 University Library 28
26 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 27
27 de Saisset Museum 26
28 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 24
29 Northern California Innocence Project 24
30 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center 20
Ended
Leaderboard
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Athletics $468,634.82
2 Other $289,043.73
3 College of Arts and Sciences $181,983.26
4 Leavey School of Business $153,894.37
5 Bronco Bench Foundation $123,940.59
6 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $115,543.00
7 Santa Clara Fund $106,850.08
8 Men's Rugby $63,620.69
9 Campus Recreation & Club Sports $56,963.40
10 School of Engineering $37,375.14
11 Fr. Coz Scholarship $29,405.00
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $27,905.38
13 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $20,585.04
14 Jesuit School of Theology $19,150.00
15 Catala Club $17,640.00
16 Sustainability Initiatives $17,238.37
17 Student Life & Student Organizations $16,464.20
18 LEAD Scholars Program $15,749.00
19 Diversity and Inclusion $13,532.20
20 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $13,390.00
21 School of Law $11,085.20
22 Kids on Campus $10,169.00
23 Campus Ministry $6,175.00
24 Education & Counseling Psychology $5,910.00
25 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $5,360.00
26 de Saisset Museum $3,775.00
27 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center $3,630.00
28 University Library $3,615.00
29 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $3,055.00
30 Northern California Innocence Project $2,225.00
Ended
Leaderboard
Which Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total amount raised by alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
1 1982 $216,999.00
2 1980 $120,485.00
3 1984 $59,975.00
4 1990 $40,300.00
5 1985 $37,250.00
6 1997 $33,622.00
7 1992 $30,550.00
8 1972 $29,330.00
9 1970 $24,875.00
10 1986 $23,605.00
11 1995 $22,450.00
12 1977 $21,880.00
13 1976 $21,675.00
14 1973 $21,545.00
15 1975 $19,700.00
16 2006 $19,186.06
17 1991 $18,650.00
18 1994 $18,576.00
19 1960 $16,850.00
20 1978 $16,425.64
21 1968 $16,085.00
22 1988 $14,175.00
23 1966 $13,210.00
24 1969 $13,190.00
25 1993 $12,700.00
26 2004 $12,355.00
27 2005 $12,265.00
28 1987 $9,425.00
29 2001 $8,825.00
30 2000 $8,670.00
31 1981 $8,670.00
32 2003 $7,130.00
33 1989 $6,783.89
34 2013 $6,330.13
35 2008 $6,165.16
36 2016 $6,040.32
37 2017 $6,015.20
38 1998 $5,790.00
39 2014 $5,418.32
40 1979 $5,300.00
41 1967 $5,050.00
42 2009 $4,915.00
43 1983 $4,900.00
44 2012 $4,752.12
45 2011 $4,720.00
46 2010 $4,687.50
47 2018 $4,553.36
48 2015 $4,474.45
49 2019 $4,375.37
50 2007 $4,200.00
51 1974 $4,110.00
52 1999 $3,950.00
53 1971 $3,800.00
54 2002 $3,285.00
55 1962 $3,050.00
56 1996 $2,845.00
57 2021 $2,703.00
58 1950 $2,500.00
59 2020 $2,416.60
60 1963 $2,200.00
61 2022 $1,634.21
62 1953 $1,500.00
63 1961 $1,400.00
64 1958 $1,250.00
65 1957 $1,158.00
66 2023 $775.00
67 1949 $775.00
68 1965 $700.00
69 1956 $500.00
70 1954 $500.00
71 1964 $400.00
72 1959 $50.00
Ended
$21,000
LEAD Scholars Challenge
If 100 donors give to LEAD Scholars on the Day of Giving, an anonymous donor will give $21,000.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Class of 2005 Alumni Challenge
Calling all Class of 2005 Alumni! Give to any SCU program, center, college, or department and when 50 Class of 2005 alumni make a gift, we unlock a $25,000 gift from Vinnie DiCarlo!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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