Support Scholarships in Memory of Alice Wu
Alice Wu was an amazing individual whose spirit continues to impact our lives every day. She was a software engineer with a big heart and a commitment to helping the underserved. It's been tough without her. With this scholarship, we hope to honor Alice's legacy.
Please consider donating even just $5 or $10 in memory of Alice to support underrepresented computer science majors.
In Honor of Alice
Your gift to the Alice Y. Wu Memorial Scholarship will help us achieve our goal of raising a minimum of $12,000 in 2019, enough to award a $2,000 scholarship each of the next six years, in memory of Alice.
Our dream is to endow* the Alice Y. Wu Memorial Scholarship ($50,000 minimum), meaning every year in perpetuity a student will be the recipient of this special scholarship bearing her name.
All gifts are 100% tax deductible. Apply for corporate matching gifts if you work for a company that offers a Matching Gifts Program**.
About the Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will provide support for under-represented third-or fourth-year students with financial need; demonstrated academic success of GPA 3.0 or higher; majoring in Engineering, with a preference for Computer Science; and has volunteer experience with humanitarian causes or campus or community leadership experience – just like Alice.
Alice was the first child of Chinese parents who emigrated from Guangzhou to Cupertino, California when she was five years old. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in computer science at UC San Diego, Alice was very involved on campus, balancing studies and extracurriculars. She joined the Kappa Zeta Phi sorority, serving as Vice President of Community Service, sang with two a cappella choirs, volunteered at the Friends of Cats animal shelter, worked as a computer science tutor, and worked as an engineering intern at Broadcom Corporation.
Alice spent nearly five years as a software engineer at Intuit. She was highly regarded by everyone who was fortunate enough to work with her because of her talent, high sense of accountability, and teamwork.
Alice’s kindness and humanistic philosophy touched the lives of many. She mentored college students and high school girls in science and technology, and was dedicated to upholding her causes of human rights, education, and environmental issues. Read her full bio here.
On behalf of her family and friends, thank you for joining our effort.
* How endowments work at UC San Diego. If we don’t reach endowment by December 2021, the funds will be expended as scholarships at $2,000 each year until funds are exhausted.
** When submitting for matching gifts from your company, you will need to submit a copy of the “official” receipt you receive in the mail which includes UC San Diego Foundation’s TaxID number.