The Create Fund

Support student undergraduate original research, creative works, and entrepreneurship-focused projects.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowships

Summer fellowships are key to the undergraduate experiential learning at CCS and provide students in all eight majors the opportunity to:

  • Conduct research, develop original creative work, and focus on entrepreneurship-focused endeavors
  • Build on the College’s success in which CCS scholars and creators are guided by exceptional UC Santa Barbara faculty


Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Development
College of Creative Studies
UC Santa Barbara


Because radical curiosity and passion matter. The combined practice of education and experience results in alumni who go on to shape society and the future. Join us in supporting radical curiosity and passion.

CCS provided me [the opportunity] to try out several different laboratory experiences...instrumental in my finding how much I loved mechanistic thinking and biochemical experiments.

Carol Greider, CCS Biology ’83; 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Daniel Nathans Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, John Hopkins University

Other Giving Priorities

Dean's Fund for Excellence

The Dean's Fund for Excellence is the CCS Annual Fund, and provides unrestricted support for the College to respond to on-going and unique opportunities, such as inviting distinguished visiting lecturers, increasing summer research opportunities for students, faculty and classroom support, materials and facility improvements, and providing College-wide enrichment programs for students across all CCS majors. 

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Have Lasting Impact

Charitable gifts provide the margin of excellence that facilitates our commitment to students. Whatever your philanthropic goals, we work with you to have lasting impact.  Gifts can be directed specifically to the College, its programs, or majors.  We gratefully accept gifts of a variety of assets, including appreciated securities, cash, and property.  Gifts can be made outright, pledged over time, or given through planned giving vehicles such as charitable unitrusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, or bequests.

Contact Venilde Jeronimo

Support Student Curiosity!

Our goal is to provide 40 passionate students with summer undergraduate fellowships.


Your generosity is an investment in the future of CCS. Philanthropic support from alumni, parents, and friends plays a critical role in the future of CCS and provides the means for life-changing experiences for our students.

As of July 1, 2012, it is the policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that 6% of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds.