Whatever your interest or financial ability, you’ll find a giving opportunity to suit you. Make a difference in someone’s life today. Help them complete their education without adding to their financial burden. Scholarships never go out of style!

Available Support Opportunities

Count on Us Child Care Fund

This annual fund is dedicated to supporting students who have child care expenses that preclude them from attending college. Forty percent of UC students are ineligible for federal student aid because they take fewer than two courses, which is the federal mandate. Every semester students drop out of class because their child care support network can’t meet their needs or they can’t afford reliable child care.

This fund is administered so that child care providers are paid monthly. Beginning the second month of each term, after the drop deadline, awards are posted to cover child care while the student is in class(es). The checks are sent directly to the child care provider.
Child Care Support

Distant Drums Scholarship

This endowed fund was established by Douglas Sky Jones and his wife, Mickey, who worked at and saved money from crafts fairs for 25 years. Native American students are awarded based on academic standing and financial need. The amount of the award varies each year.
Distant Drums Scholarship

UC Alumni Scholarship Fund

This fund is specifically directed for scholarship support. It is used to assist those students who have both academic merit and financial need. This fund is not endowed and, as such, every dollar raised is directed to students each year.
Alumni Scholarship Fund

Levi L. Smith Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund supports two students each academic year who are public-service oriented, excellent students, and have financial need.
Levi L. Smith Scholarship

Thursday Morning Roundtable

TMR promotes civic education and involvement among leaders and concerned citizens for the betterment of our community. TMR needs an annual sponsor to defray the ongoing costs of meetings, communications, guest lecturer fees, and mailings. UC supports all staff expense. Annual cost: $20,000.
Thursday Morning Roundtable