Black History Month

Black History Month

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that provides the opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in the shaping of U.S. history. UC San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-Americans for the university’s annual celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2016 is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory.”

Scholarship Brunch

The UC San Diego Black History Month Planning Committee, along with the campus community, invites you to join us for a scholarship fundraiser jazz brunch. Your participation supports students who are committed to diversity on campus, involved in the study of African-American history and culture, and contribute significantly to the overall academic experience at UC San Diego through their research and community participation.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
UC San Diego Price Center Ballroom
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Keynote Speaker:
Humanitarian, Producer and Actor DANNY GLOVER

The Scholarship Brunch registration webpage offers ticket prices and purchase information. For additional event details, call (858) 822-5248 or email

Support for UC San Diego’s Black History Month Scholarship Brunch is critical to ensuring that this fundraising event is a success. Sponsorship opportunities include:

Pioneer Sponsor $25,000
Presenting Sponsors $10,000
Legacy Sponsors $5,000
Trailblazer Sponsors $2,500
Community Sponsors $1,500

Thank you for supporting the education of stellar students who work extraordinarily hard to achieve their educational goals and contribute to their communities. Your support may be added to the UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship Endowment. To learn more about supporting the UC San Diego Black History Month Scholarship Brunch, please contact Director of Development John Duca at (858) 534-8305 or email

Other Giving Opportunities

Black History Month also offers donors an opportunity to make a difference by giving to these important initiatives:

UC San Diego UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship
Gerard Allan Sasek Endowed Fellowship
Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment
Support Diversity at UC San Diego


A Mentor for Success

A Mentor for Success

Biology professor strives to serve as example for students from diverse background.


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UC San Diego Named Among Nation’s Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges

The University of California, San Diego has been named the 11th most ethnically diverse college in the nation, according to a new report.


Jeremy Blackstone

Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science

Jeremy Blackstone, a magna cum laude graduate in computer science, will pursue his doctorate at UC San Diego.


Contact Us

To learn more about supporting diversity at UC San Diego please contact us.

John Duca
Director of Development, Campus Initiatives/Diversity
(858) 534-8305

Kaitlan Young
Development Assistant
(858) 534-1404