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“It’s an honor and a privilege to fund a scholarship and show how my years of hard work have paid off."

Joe DiPietro '55
Donor, Joe and Lori DiPietro Scholarship

Learn more about the scholarship and its first recipient


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"I give to support the pharmacy school. I wouldn’t be the pharmacist I am today if it weren’t for UConn’s School of Pharmacy."

Jeffrey Lalama
Donor, School of Pharmacy


"The four most enjoyable years of my life so far have been the ones I spent as an undergrad at UConn. A big part of this had to do with the Honors Program, which exposed me to incredible classmates, supportive and caring professors and an ecosystem that enabled me to dream big."

Paul Millerd '07
Donor, Honors Program



"The UConn brand continues to get stronger every year and I want to do my part to strengthen the brand. I want UConn to be recognized as so much more than a great basketball school."

Jim Sizer '78
Donor, Chemical Engineering Laboratory Renovation Fund

Philanthropy to UConn Provides $600 Million for Connecticut

Susan Herbst speaks on UConn's economic impact on Wednesday.

Private giving enhances UConn’s role as an economic engine for the state, according to a recent study.

Learn more about UConn's economic impact on Connecticut

A New Endowed Chair for Nursing


UConn’s School of Nursing has received a pledge of $ 2.3 million from Robin Froman and Steven Owen to establish its first endowed faculty chair. The pledge will also support a professorship and research at the school.

Learn more about the pledge

Investing in Health Careers

From left: Philip Montgomery, Julian Rose and Kitsha Alvarado, and Jeremy Figueroa-Ortiz (right) are among more than 200 graduates of Aetna Health Professions Partnership programs at UConn Health. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was the keynote speaker at their closing ceremony Aug. 1. Dr. Marja Hurley (right) is director of the Health Career Opportunity Programs at UConn Health. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

For nearly two decades the Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative, supported through an endowment by the Aetna Foundation, has offered a variety of enrichment programs for young people, many from populations that are underrepresented in health care fields.

Full article in UConn Today

Next Generation CT

Opportunities for philanthropic support will abound as UConn moves forward with Next Generation Connecticut, the state's $1.7B investment in education and research innovation. 


Matthew Greenwood Scholarship Story

"I am a senior majoring in physiology and neurobiology as well as molecular and cell biology. I am currently applying to medical school with the hope of one day becoming a surgeon. The scholarship support I received is helping me achieve my dream." 

Matthew Greenwood '15
Anthony E. Wallace and Helen B. Wallace Memorial Scholarship
Lt. Paul L. Drotch Memorial Scholarship



"As an aspiring music educator, my passion is to become not only the best teacher I can be, but the best musician I can be. This scholarship acknowledged the drive I have for music and supported my goals. I could not be more grateful."

Sophia Koukoulas '16
Edward J.P. O'Connor Scholarship



"UConn has given me the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. I couldn't imagine being at any other university. In order to make the most of my experience, I am involved in several activities: Leadership Legacy Experience, SUBOG, and a new organization I started, the Honors in Business Association."

Quian Callender '16
Ronald and Lucy Meoni Scholarship



"I'm proud to call myself a Rowe Scholar. My Rowe Scholarship has given me the opportunity to participate in a variety of summer programs at UConn Health, including the Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program, Summer Research Fellowship Program and, for this summer, the MCAT/DAT Preparatory Program."

Chevaughn Wellington '15
John and Valerie Rowe Health Professions Scholar



"The best part about my experience at UConn has been the successful athletic environment and the highly regarded academics."

Elaine Chuli '16
Schwartz Family Women's Athletics Scholarship Fund