Match Program Boosts Endowed Scholarship Gifts to UCLA Law

Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match program adds 50 percent to value of endowed scholarship gifts between $250,000 and $1 million

UCLA School of Law is pleased to announce an exceptional opportunity for friends and alumni of the school to expand the impact of their gifts.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block has created the Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match program. Through June 30, 2018 — or until matching funds are exhausted — the UCLA Chancellor's Centennial Scholars Match program will add 50 percent to the value of all qualifying gifts for endowed scholarships. With the Chancellor’s Match, a $250,000 gift automatically becomes $375,000 to support high-achieving law students. A $1 million scholarship gift automatically becomes $1.5 million.

Endowed scholarships are vital for our students and the school. They attract diverse and talented law school applicants who want to take advantage of the rich legal education we offer. They also help the school to provide the access and excellence that are our hallmarks as one of the top 20 law schools in the country. In addition, endowed gifts remain intact in perpetuity, giving donors a permanent legacy at the school.

Miguel Guerra '17, who graduated in May, is the first in his family to attend college and the first to graduate from law school. He has accepted a position at Netflix and is pursuing his dream of a career in entertainment law. It was a named scholarship from a generous alum that helped cement his decision to attend UCLA Law.

"My journey at UCLA Law was possible because of the generosity of Ken and Betty Gibbs," said Guerra. "As the Gibbs Scholarship recipient, I have had the pleasure to get to know Ken and Betty, and I not only appreciate their support but also cherish our friendship. The students, faculty, staff and alumni at UCLA Law," he said, "truly changed my life for the better, and the Gibbs' generosity is what gave me this opportunity."

Here’s how the Chancellor's Centennial Scholarship Match works:

  • Qualifying gifts of $250,000 to $1 million will be matched at 50 percent.
  • Gifts eligible for matching funds must support new or existing endowments that are specifically designated to support scholarships at UCLA Law.

Cash gifts and pledges will be matched. Corporate matching gifts and planned gifts are not eligible. Pledges are payable over a maximum of five years.The Chancellor’s Centennial Scholarship Match is part of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA—a seven-year, $4.2 billion effort to prepare UCLA for a second century of leadership as one of the greatest public universities in the world—and it will help strengthen UCLA Law for decades to come.

For more information, contact Margo Thole, Senior Director of Development, 310.206.1061, Thole@law.ucla.edu.

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Margo Thole
Senior Director of Development
(310) 206-1061

thole@law.ucla.edu