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 IL 1
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,954
2 Santa Clara Fund 623
3 Men's Rugby 334
4 College of Arts and Sciences 333
5 Leavey School of Business 286
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Athletics $425,720.76
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
Which Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total amount raised by alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
1 1990 $136,115.00
2 1985 $51,180.00
3 1984 $39,269.00
4 1989 $34,595.00
5 2010 $25,915.10
6 1969 $21,960.00
7 1976 $21,235.00
8 1977 $21,015.00
9 1979 $20,470.00
10 1993 $20,054.00
11 1988 $19,980.00
12 2001 $19,735.00
13 1980 $19,075.00
14 1971 $17,725.00
15 1978 $17,540.00
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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Or you can contact us at giving@scu.edu.