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

Support first-generation college success at SCU and beyond!


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. 


Our students:

  • Have high financial need. 68% of them are low income students.
  • Are high achievers. 83% graduate in four years, higher than the general SCU population.
  • Are diverse. 66% are Latinx, 15% Asian, 3% African American, 7% White, and 5% 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 study abroad, undergraduate research, unpaid internships, community-based learning, immersion programs, summer school and other opportunities.


LEAD Scholars share how LEAD funding has impacted them:





"The LEAD Scholars Program has been like an extended family on campus. As a student who works multiple part-time jobs, the LEAD Scholarship helped me continue attending SCU!" --Dominic '19; received a scholarship to fund his SCU tuition






"Having hands-on training in cardiothoracic surgery as an undergraduate, something not even medical students have the opportunity to do, introduced me to another side of medicine. And now I am reassured that medicine is my calling. This would not have happened without the generous funding of a LEAD Fellowship." --Iaisha ‘19; received a LEAD Fellowship to participate in a cardiothoracic training program


Bronco Nation Donation Location
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 81
2 WA 7
3 MD 1
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,873
2 Santa Clara Fund 623
3 Men's Rugby 334
4 College of Arts and Sciences 333
5 Leavey School of Business 286
6 Kids on Campus 272
7 Center for Sustainability 240
8 School of Engineering 236
9 Campus Recreation and Club Sports 217
10 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 171
11 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 150
12 Other 148
13 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 142
14 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 123
15 LEAD Scholars Program 99
16 Catala Club 98
17 Campus Ministry 83
18 Bronco Bench Foundation 81
19 Fr. Coz Scholarship 81
20 Student Life & Student Organizations 59
21 Jesuit School of Theology 58
22 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives 48
23 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 37
24 Education & Counseling Psychology 36
25 Northern California Innocence Project 31
26 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center 30
27 de Saisset Museum 29
28 School of Law 26
29 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 25
30 University Library 24
31 SCU Presents 0
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Athletics $388,042.56
2 Leavey School of Business $252,463.83
3 Santa Clara Fund $152,279.57
4 Other $113,741.48
5 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $101,006.00
6 College of Arts and Sciences $94,280.12
7 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $66,210.80
8 Men's Rugby $52,145.10
9 Jesuit School of Theology $45,620.00
10 Catala Club $43,295.00
11 School of Engineering $41,087.50
12 Bronco Bench Foundation $37,678.20
13 Campus Recreation and Club Sports $37,615.00
14 Fr. Coz Scholarship $31,618.00
15 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $25,091.00
16 Center for Sustainability $22,268.34
17 Education & Counseling Psychology $21,940.00
18 Northern California Innocence Project $18,925.83
19 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $18,453.00
20 Kids on Campus $11,743.00
21 LEAD Scholars Program $10,650.00
22 Student Life & Student Organizations $9,960.00
23 Campus Ministry $9,340.70
24 School of Law $7,140.00
25 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $6,081.25
26 University Library $4,850.14
27 Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center $4,505.00
28 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $4,250.00
29 de Saisset Museum $3,845.00
30 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives $3,540.00
Which Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total amount raised by alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
Calling all Class of 1984 Alumni!
All Class of 1984 alumni who give to any SCU program, center, college, or department, will have their gifts matched by an anonymous classmate, dollar-for-dollar, up to $18,600! Don't forget to enter your class year on the giving page for credit!
$18,600 MATCHED
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