Giving Back, Growing Forward | UCU Fund
Donate to the UCU Fund today to help support tomorrow's talent.
For a quarter of a century, University College Utrecht has provided a top-ranked education and an inspiring community to students from diverse backgrounds.
We believe that every student with the talent and desire to study at UCU should have access to financial aid, regardless of their financial circumstances. Therefore, as part of our efforts to expand our financial aid programme and assist more deserving students, the UCU Fund has set a goal of raising at least €75.000 in 2023 which would cover three years of tuition for one non-EEA and one EEA student.
In honour of UCU's 25th anniversary, we aim to have 250 participants contribute to help us reach our goal. Your contribution to the UCU Fund can help us make a significant difference in the lives of students who might not otherwise have access to the educational programme offered at UCU.
Join us in creating a more equitable future by donating today.
Do you have questions about the UCU Fund or the campaign? Contact Kim Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Case for Support
As one of the few university colleges in the Netherlands with a need-based financial aid programme, we are committed to ensuring that talented students from all walks of life have the opportunity to attend UCU. Each academic year, there are 45-55 students receiving a need-based scholarship from the College. However, the demand for financial assistance has grown significantly over the years. On average, 100 admitted incoming degree students require approximately €1.2 million in financial aid each year but UCU's ability to help is limited. The current UCU Fund can only partially support 14-15 of these students annually.
Our research indicates that for the 85% of admitted students who do not receive any financial aid, particularly those from outside of the EEA, the inability to cover financial costs is the primary reason for not attending UCU. Contributing to the UCU Fund will help UCU expand the financial aid programme and increase the number of students we can assist.
Together we grow.
The campaign has two goals: firstly, to increase the funds available to support scholarships for deserving students; and secondly, to encourage philanthropic participation amongst the UCU community.
Increase available funds in the UCU Fund by €60.000 to support students in financial need
The fundraising goal for the UCU Fund is to raise €60.000, which will cover three years of tuition fees for one non-EEA student and one EEA student. The current tuition fees for EEA students is €4.802, while non-EEA students pay €14.665.
Raise €10.000 for the Rosemary Orr Scholarship to support students who have demonstrated perseverance and leadership amidst adversity
The Rosemary Orr Scholarship was established in 2017 by a group of UCU alumni with the aim to provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated perseverance and leadership amidst adversity. With a goal of raising €10.000, the scholarship committee intends to continue honouring the memory of Dr. Rosemary Orr, a voracious proponent of Liberal Arts and Sciences education and a true mentor to many students at University College Utrecht.
Help raise €5.000 to prolong the UCU Global Mental Health Project in Jamaica
The Global Mental Health project aims to provide an opportunity for University College Utrecht students to study mental health in a global context This knowledge is in increasing demand in today’s society. The project is led and supported by Dr. Robert Dunn. Contribute now to help raise €5.000 to ensure that UCU students can participate in this important project.
25 Years, 250 Donors
As part of UCU's 25th anniversary celebrations, the campaign is challenging the UCU community to reach a participation goal of 250 donors this year. By coming together and contributing to the campaign, we can make a significant impact towards increasing scholarship support for deserving students. Our impact is greater together. Any amount makes a difference.