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UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
40 BHM Scholars
Project has ended
Project ended on February 17, at 11:59 PM PST
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UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship

The 2016 UJIMA Scholarship Campaign is coming soon! Please visit us at to learn more about the project and make your gift!

About the UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship

The UC San Diego UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship established in honor of Joseph and Mary Watson supports students who are committed to diversity on campus, involved in the study of African-American history and culture, and contribute significantly to the overall academic experience at UC San Diego through their research and community participation.

"The students you help are California’s best and brightest; they have to be, to be accepted to UC San Diego. Our scholarship recipients do not take their education for granted, and they’re typically among the most hardworking students on campus. We often hear that they’re proud to have earned the trust and backing of strangers, and that it helps motivate them." - Bob Dynes, President Emeritus, University of California

Project Impact

The scholarships awarded to students have a significant impact on their ability to focus on their studies without the burden of financial concerns and achieve their goals and dreams that are being built right here at UC San Diego. Our scholarship awardees are magnificent champions of Diversity, Equity, Education and Access. They often continue to work in their own communities and encourage positive change in their environments.

How You Can Help

Your donation to the Black History Month Scholarship Fund is important to the continuing education of stellar students who work extraordinarily hard to achieve their educational goals and contribute to their communities.

Please share our project with your friends, family, and networks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! The more we can reach out to our collective networks, the more we will be able to help fund and support the educational goals and dreams of young students working to make a difference in society. Use #UCSDBlackHistoryMonth in all of your social media communications to spread the word!

Our most sincere appreciation goes out to you for your support and engagement with UC San Diego and our students! With your help, we can make a meaningful and lasting difference.

Your gift may be added to the UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship Endowment.

Thank you!

Here’s what the recipients of last year’s UC San Diego UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship are up to:

Jazzalyn Livingston is a student at Muir College, majoring in public health. She was nominated for this scholarship award by her professor for a thought-provoking look on sex and gender in African American communities.

Shannon Polee graduated with a B.A. in English LIterature and a minor in Education Studies. A former student of Marshall College, she was nominated based on her exceptional research paper on the institution of slavery and the female slave’s position in society. Shannon is currently pursuing her master’s degree at USC.

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