Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are offered to UCHS seniors through EdUCate! Applications. The 2017 Scholarships will be presented at the UCHS Senior Awards Ceremony in May 2017.

The application deadline is Tuesday, 2:30 pm, April 11, 2017.

Please read the instructions on How To Apply for forms and information.

Thalia Murray Scholarship

2016 - Thalia Murray Scholarship croppedThis scholarship is offered in memory of and to honor Mrs. Thalia Murray, who taught in
the San Diego Unified School system for 20 years, including 17 years at Marcy Elementary (now Mission Bay Montessori) in U.C. She received a scholarship that allowed her to attend a high-quality, 4-year college, which dramatically changed her life for the better. By working closely with a committee comprised of key EdUCate! Board members, our goal for this scholarship is to have a similar impact. This Scholarship is awarded each year to one eligible senior at University City High School in the total amount of $2,000. For more information on how to apply click here.

Congratulations to Sloan Quessenberry, recipient of the 2016 Thalia Murray Scholarship.


EdUCate! Volunteer Service Scholarship

This is offered by the Board of Directors of EdUCate! University City Foundation for Public Schools to recognize two UCHS students for the spirit and practice of volunteerism in our community. Congratulations to Lauren Sinnock and Timothy Pham, recipients of the 2016 EdUCate! Volunteer Service Scholarship in the amount of $500. See UCHS for application form.


Ray Perkins ScholarshipPerkins_scholarship_2016_crop

This scholarship was funded by donations in memory of Ray Perkins, a UCHS  teacher in the Science Department who passed away January 27, 2012. Congratulations to Alicia Gregor, recipient of the 2016 Ray Perkins Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $300. See UCHS for application form.


The Sonnenberg Business Scholarships

The Sonnenberg family and Sonnenberg CPA firm offer two $1,000 scholarships: one to a female senior student and one to a male senior student. The scholarship offers assistance to UCHS students pursuing a business-related career at a 2 or 4-year college. The Sonnenbergs recognize candidates having a GPA of 3.0 or higher that have shown a combination of achievement that includes outstanding citizenship, volunteerism, school involvement, athletics and/or financial need. Congratulations to Daniela Gregor and Alec Wall, 2016 Sonnenberg scholarship recipients! For more information on how to apply click here.


Patricia Preston Scholarship

Preston Scholarship 2014This scholarship, in the amount of $2000, is offered by Ryan A. Preston, in memory of Patricia Preston, to a deserving graduating senior of University City High School. This scholarship is awarded to assist the recipient to pursue higher education at the 2 or 4-year college level, or at a qualified vocational school. Pat Preston was a leader in the University City Community and spent countless hours volunteering her time at the University City schools of Spreckels Elementary, Standley Middle School, and UC High over a 12-year period.

In 2014, Kenneth Legaspi Imperial was the winner of the $2,000 scholarship. (No award was made in 2015 or 2016)