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REAL program
Support research and internship opportunities for students


The REAL Program provides paid summer internship and research opportunities for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Through this program—which stands for Real Experience. Applied Learning.—students can discover their interests, gain a rich understanding of a particular field, discern their career goals, explore future employment fields, and grow their professional networks.

More than 300 students across all majors have been funded since the program's inception in 2018. Placements range from non-profit and community service organizations to research labs, governmental organizations, and more.

Undergraduate research and internships are among the most valuable experiences for students and every gift to the REAL Program will have a direct and immediate impact. 100% of your support will go towards providing opportunities for students to learn and grow.  



Leaderboard
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Student Scholarships $1,127,375.00
2 Athletics $524,653.37
3 School of Engineering $334,713.98
4 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $329,223.40
5 Jesuit School of Theology $115,425.00
6 Class Year/Memorial Scholarships $115,372.23
7 Fr. Coz Scholarship $111,405.00
8 Leavey School of Business $106,868.15
9 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $103,135.00
10 School of Law $97,710.00
11 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Scholarships $92,750.31
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $81,989.13
13 Men's Rugby $68,135.88
14 College of Arts and Sciences $59,540.18
15 LEAD Scholars Program $44,030.00
16 Education & Counseling Psychology $42,662.23
17 Sustainability Initiatives $39,625.00
18 Other $35,075.00
19 Catala Club $31,430.00
20 Campus Recreation & Club Sports $24,550.00
21 Santa Clara Fund $24,235.50
22 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $22,001.00
23 Special Assistance Funds $13,655.20
24 Student Life & Student Organizations $9,355.00
25 Campus Ministry $5,770.14
26 University Library $3,450.00
27 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $3,410.00
28 Kids on Campus $3,295.00
29 de Saisset Museum $3,101.00
30 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $2,005.00
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Leaderboard
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,687
2 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Scholarships 424
3 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 274
4 Men's Rugby 268
5 College of Arts and Sciences 266
6 School of Engineering 256
7 Leavey School of Business 230
8 School of Law 198
9 Sustainability Initiatives 186
10 LEAD Scholars Program 141
11 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 128
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 125
13 Class Year/Memorial Scholarships 120
14 Santa Clara Fund 119
15 Jesuit School of Theology 114
16 Campus Recreation & Club Sports 92
17 Fr. Coz Scholarship 83
18 Special Assistance Funds 64
19 Catala Club 63
20 Student Life & Student Organizations 56
21 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 53
22 Other 52
23 Kids on Campus 43
24 Education & Counseling Psychology 35
25 Campus Ministry 35
26 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 30
27 University Library 23
28 de Saisset Museum 19
29 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 15
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Leaderboard
Which Undergraduate Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total gifts raised by each undergraduate alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
1 1992 $182,801.00
2 2004 $59,654.46
3 1986 $44,475.00
4 1994 $41,775.00
5 1988 $36,258.00
6 1967 $33,450.00
7 1974 $29,837.40
8 1990 $27,810.00
9 1963 $25,250.00
10 1981 $24,400.00
11 1973 $22,775.00
12 1982 $22,068.00
13 1993 $21,495.00
14 1977 $20,280.00
15 1979 $16,425.00
16 1987 $16,325.00
17 1976 $14,745.00
18 1975 $14,520.00
19 1978 $14,275.00
20 1980 $13,800.00
21 2000 $12,000.00
22 1991 $11,900.00
23 1969 $11,720.00
24 2007 $11,180.00
25 2006 $10,980.00
26 1971 $10,800.00
27 2008 $10,370.00
28 1970 $8,780.00
29 2002 $8,760.00
30 2005 $8,360.00
31 1966 $7,950.00
32 1989 $7,525.00
33 2001 $7,225.00
34 1985 $6,845.00
35 2013 $6,655.00
36 1997 $6,050.00
37 2017 $5,999.00
38 2014 $5,895.66
39 1998 $5,715.00
40 2019 $5,460.00
41 1984 $5,350.00
42 1972 $5,085.00
43 1932 $5,000.00
44 2010 $4,380.00
45 2009 $4,375.00
46 1961 $4,300.00
47 2011 $4,220.00
48 1968 $4,125.00
49 2003 $3,415.00
50 2016 $3,325.00
51 2012 $3,240.12
52 1960 $3,075.00
53 2015 $3,055.15
54 1995 $2,760.00
55 2018 $2,684.87
56 1983 $2,625.00
57 2020 $2,440.00
58 1996 $2,325.00
59 1999 $2,150.00
60 1962 $1,250.00
61 1965 $1,125.00
62 1964 $1,000.00
63 1957 $950.00
64 1959 $650.00
65 1942 $500.00
66 2021 $60.00
67 2024 $35.00
68 2023 $10.00
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