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Redlands Fund Scholars

For more than 85 percent of our students, the opportunity to study at the University of Redlands is directly impacted by the philanthropy of the University’s supporters. They give Redlands the resources and flexibility to ensure that every deserving student is able to afford a Redlands education.

Donors to the Redlands Fund have a great opportunity to connect with a current undergraduate student with a gift of a Redlands Fund Scholarship.

With a generous contribution to the Redlands Fund of $5,000 or more in a single academic year, donors can provide a current student with a one-time named scholarship. It is an opportunity for donors to gain a direct sense of the importance and impact of their gift in specific student’s life. Natalie Atheian ’09, one of the first Redlands Fund Scholarship recipients, wrote to her scholarship donors: “I am blessed to have the resources and funding to attend this fine institution and I would like to thank you for making my education at the University of Redlands possible. I truly appreciate the gift of education you have given me.” This is a meaningful way to directly support the academic endeavors of a Redlands student, while at the same time giving the university the flexibility it needs from its annual fund to address important campus needs.

Redlands Fund Scholars are selected from a pool of well-rounded students with GPAs of 3.0 and above, who also have significant need for scholarship and grants. As part of the program, Redlands Fund Scholar donors will receive information about their student recipient, including their academic and extracurricular activities. The student will also be notified that a portion of their financial aid package for the year was provided due to the generosity of an alumnus, parent or friend (i.e. John and Jane Smith Redlands Fund Scholarship).

How it works:

  • To qualify for the Redlands Fund Scholars program, make a $5,000 gift or commitment during a single academic year. Once $2,500 has been contributed, the student will be selected for your scholarship.
  • Matching employer contributions count! If you work for a 1:1 matching company, you need only give $2,500 to fund a Redlands Fund Scholarship.
  • Gifts and commitments received by Dec. 31 will support a student in the current academic year. Gifts received after this date will be awarded to a student in the fall of the next academic year.

For more information on giving the gift of education through a Redlands Fund Scholarship, please contact Molly Widdicombe, Director of Annual Giving, at (909) 748-8381 or

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