Areas of Support
Support an area that’s most meaningful to you and we’ll put your dollars to work. Help fund student scholarships. Give back to an academic college. Show your spirit through donations to athletic funds. No matter your reason for giving, we have an almost endless number of funds for you to consider supporting.
Areas of Support
Student Highlight: Eileen Zelaya
Eileen Zelaya never doubted that she would attend college. After graduating from high school, she immediately followed in her older sister’s footsteps to UCF, enrolling in a summer semester. “It’s a lot of pressure being [a] first-generation student,” she says. “You don’t know what your opportunities are or what to do with them. It feels like you’re going into it blindly.”
At UCF, Zelaya found reassurance through scholarships and campus resources. She discovered answers in the financial aid office and through the weekly newsletter from Multicultural Academic Support Services, a program for multicultural and first-generation students. Often, this helping hand reached Zelaya in the form of scholarships, which alleviated some of the pressure she felt as a first-generation student.
“Scholarships allow me to put my energy towards school and my education rather than struggling to make ends meet.”
More than bolstering Zelaya’s finances, scholarships boosted her confidence too. “Something as simple as support and reassurance goes a long way, knowing that people care and want you to succeed,” she says.
When she crosses the stage in 2022 with her degree, Zelaya will count the moment as one of her greatest accomplishments. She credits both her parents and generous donors for making this eagerly anticipated moment possible.
“Receiving scholarships is validation and confirmation that [I’ve] got this,” she says. “Support from donors has pushed me harder to continue school. Their support has helped me gain confidence in my decisions and feel seen, recognized and rewarded.”
Read more about Eileen Zelaya.
Celebrate the momentum that our athletics teams have built. With your continued support, the best is yet to come. Keep student athletes charging on — inside and outside of class.
Contribute to a healthier and more vibrant society. UCF faculty members help UCF expand its program offerings and adapt to the new fields of study and career paths that are emerging every day.
Put your gift to work by supporting one of our 13 colleges. Ensure students have an engaging and exciting learning environment that drives their ambition and passion.
Help remove financial barriers to achieving a degree. Student scholarships make it possible for students to continue their education when they may not otherwise be able to afford it. Scholarships also allow UCF to attract academic superstars who may have many college options available to them.
Promote student involvement on- and off-campus. With 650+ student clubs and organizations, you can support experiences from career-focused clubs to life-changing trips and service learning activities.
Meet the needs of a growing Knight population. Your gift will build a strong foundation for our future, including state-of-the-art facilities that fuel imagination to do great things.
Shine a light on all areas of the university. High-achieving students, top-performing athletes and world-class faculty are only a small part of the UCF picture. There’s a whole world of good work happening out of the spotlight all over campus and many areas need your support. Not sure where to give? We can help.
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