Student Support

Through the Student Support Fund you will enhance the overall student experience and ensure that we continue to attract and educate students who become tomorrow’s leaders.

Named Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate and graduate student scholarships allow the Department to recruit the most promising students from California and around the world to join our program.  Our ability to recruit the best and brightest doctoral students critically depends on our graduate research fellowships. In the past, a number of generous donors have supported Graduate Student Fellowships (Lopker Family, Citrix, and Ann Jie Foundation) as well as undergraduate awards (ProDIGIQ ).

A gift of $250,000 or more establishes a permanent named fellowship for a graduate student researcher in the Department. A gift of $25,000 supports a graduate student for one year of their career.

A gift of $25,000 or more establishes a permanent named scholarship for an undergraduate

Named Lecture Series

By contributing to our lecture series you help the Department to bring distinguished lecturers to campus to enrich the learning experience of our students and help us to continue a valuable departmental tradition.

In recent years, a gift from an anonymous donor has supported our Undergraduate Lecture series, “Array of Talks.”  This series of lectures inspires enthusiasm for Computer Science, intellectual exchange, and a sense of community among CS undergraduates, faculty and professionals.  Information about this series can be found at

The Department is also looking for gifts to support the Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series, which is partially funded by Google. This lecture series brings world-renowned computer science researchers to UCSB.


Your unrestricted gift allows the Department Chair to direct funds to areas of the highest priority in order to enhance the student experience.  These activities include student-alumni networking opportunities, mentor lunches and other outreach activities.

For example, AppFolio has supported our bi-quarterly Coffee Hour to bring graduate students and faculty together to discuss research in a relaxed, informal setting.

Sponsorship from Google, AppFolio, Qualcomm and Microsoft has supported our annual Graduate Student Workshop on Computing, highlighting our graduate students’ research and promoting the exchange of ideas between the Department and industry.