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The Retiree's Association Legacy Scholarship

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), we believe that education is a transformative force that can create opportunities and empower individuals to shape their future. With this belief in mind, we are proud to highlight the Retiree's Association Legacy Scholarship, a scholarship that exemplifies the incredible impact of donors on the lives of our students. Through the generosity and commitment of our retired faculty and staff, this scholarship has become a powerful catalyst for change, opening doors to higher education for deserving individuals and shaping their academic journeys. 

The Retiree's Association Legacy Scholarship was established in 2019 with the goal of providing financial assistance to incoming and transfer undergraduate students who have a familial connection to UCI (retiree, alumni, or a current staff person). This scholarship aims to alleviate the burden of tuition costs, textbooks, and other educational expenses, allowing recipients to focus on their studies and make the most of their time at UCI. 

The success of the Retiree's Association Legacy Scholarship program would not have been possible without the unwavering commitment and generosity of the UCI Retirees Association (UCIRA). The UCIRA is a membership organization affiliated with the university under the Center for Emeriti & Retirees (CER), that serves all 6,000 UCI and UCI Medical Center retirees and emeriti. Retired faculty and staff members, who have dedicated their careers to UCI, continue to invest in the success of our current students. Their support is a testament to their enduring belief in the transformative power of education. Through their donations, they create a lasting impact on students' lives, ensuring that future leaders have access to the resources they need to excel academically and thrive in their chosen fields. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all donors and invite others to join us in creating a legacy of support and transformation at UCI. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of students and shape a brighter future for all. 

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