How To Apply

All applications are due by Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:30 pm to the following address:

UC High School
Attn: Ms. Kelsey Bradshaw, Counselor
6949 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA  92122

(858) 457-3040, x224


This scholarship 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. See UCHS for application form.


This scholarship was funded by donations in memory of Ray Perkins, a UCHS  teacher in the Science Department who passed away January 27, 2012.  See UCHS for application form.


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.

Download: 2017 Sonnenberg Business Scholarship Application


Bruce and Kevin Murray, sons of Thalia Murray, and Elizabeth Murray, in partnership with EdUCate! established an annual $2,000 scholarship in her memory that’s been awarded since 2005 to an eligible University City High School senior. Thalia Murray received a scholarship that let her start attending Radcliffe, a high-quality, 4-year college from which she graduated. This opportunity dramatically increased her options in life. Mrs. Murray taught in the San Diego Unified School District for 17 years, including 16 years at Marcy Elementary in U.C. Our goal for this scholarship is to help a motivated and high achieving, graduating senior from UC High to get a good start in college.

• Senior student at UC High
• Acceptance to a 4-year college
• Minimum Weighted Grade Point Average (WGPA) of 3.75 for Grades 9-12
• Financial need
• Application required including 2 short essays
• Certified UC High Transcript required
• Interview of finalists
(Note: Committee comprised of donors and EdUCate! members will choose recipient)

Download: 2017 Thalia Murray Scholarship information and application form
(updated form as of Jan 2017)

Past Thalia Murray Scholarship Recipients:
2005  Deanna Hayley, UCSB 2009 graduate
2005  Brandy Burns, CSU Sacramento
2006  Raymond Flores, University of PA/Wharton Business, 2010 graduate
2007  Ksenia Dyachok, UCLA 2011 graduate
2008  Leslie Grant, UCLA  2012 graduate
2009  Liora Jaffe, UC Berkeley 2013 graduate
2010  Diana Bahena, SDSU 2015 graduate
2010  Nina Gu, Harvard 2014 graduate
2011  Juliet Nussbaum, UC Berkeley 2015 graduate
2012  Bridget Webb, UCLA 2016 graduate
2013  Sarah Em, Case Western Reserve University
2014  Lauren Snell, UCSD
2015  Susan Cruz, USD
2016  Sloan Quessenberry, USC