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Thank you! More than $1 million has been donated by T&G members to support stellar students with much-appreciated scholarships!

Update from Scholar Tiffany Yang

Tiffany was a 2014/15 Town & Gown Scholar who is about to graduate from SDSU with a master's degree in School Counseling. "I'm really excited because I have been able to do exactly what I want, which is to help students one-on-one with social/emotional, academic and career support.

"I'm also currently working for Cal-SOAP, which is an organization that provides information about post-secondary education and options to students! I closely work in collaboration with the school counseling team and students regarding A-G requirements, college advisement, personal statements, test requirements, financial aid (FAFSA, Dream Act and scholarships), and information on the requirements for future success. I listen and talk to my students about their interests and career aspirations.

"Lastly, I'm part of the conference committee for the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership’s Supporting Access to Higher Education for Immigrant & Undocumented Students. The goal of the conference is to empower school counselors about the laws and rights of immigrants and undocumented students, provide resources, navigate the college process, and advocate for change.

"I just want to say thank you to everyone again for helping me out during my undergrad at UCSD. I am so grateful for all that I - with your support - was able to work towards my own dreams!"

About Town & Gown

Founded in 2007, Town & Gown sponsors lively monthly luncheon programs addressing the most interesting issues of our times, featuring UC San Diego professors and researchers, as well as luminaries from other organizations.

Town & Gown lunches are held each month, October through May, on the UC San Diego campus. These programs are open to members of Town & Gown and their guests.

Supporting Students

Access to the intellectual capital at UC San Diego is increasingly out of reach for many promising young people who aspire to learn, grow and ultimately contribute.

Town & Gown members voluntarily support undergraduates by donating to student scholarships. The number of Town & Gown scholarships awarded annually has continued to increase as a result of our members' generosity. Learn more.

Our Unique Endowment Program

After establishing a named Town & Gown scholarship several years ago, founding member Elizabeth Taft recently fulfilled her $50,000 pledge to fund the Elizabeth and Joseph Taft Endowed Scholarship, and this year you’ll meet the first “Taft Scholar,” Ericca Speed, a Chemical Engineering major. Read more (PDF).

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