The We Are Aggie Pride program is a student originated and led philanthropy program that receives assistance and guidance from the UC Davis Office of Development. It originated when a group of students realized that their peers were having their ability to achieve severely disrupted by short-term financial crises that weren’t covered by financial aid.
Many UC Davis students are attending school with little or no assistance from their families, and may not have any funding source to fall back on in a time of need. This program was conceived to cover food, rent and other essential costs not covered by other programs, to keep students on track for academic success. You can start by helping out here - https://give.ucdavis.edu/FASA/322828
How are funds disbursed?
Awards from the fund are disbursed through an application and review process led by a committee of students advised by staff who are experienced with financial aid and philanthropic management.
Applications are reviewed in the context of the immediate need stated by the applicant in relation to his or her records on financial need and other financial aid awards held by the financial aid office. Applicants must have a FAFSA or Dream Act application on file.
Application and award information is kept entirely confidential. These awards are not loans and do not need to be paid back—they exist through the generosity and caring of UC Davis students and other donors.
How can I get involved?
The program is founded on the idea of “students helping students,” so your involvement is essential. Besides donating, we need students to volunteer for events, provide leadership in program development and serve on the board, and simply spread the word to their fellow students through word of mouth, social media and other means. Visit our main webpage weareaggiepride.ucdavis.edu for a list of our board members, who to contact, and learn how you can donate. A listing of our T-Perks and deadlines are always up to date. You can also visit our Facebook page for updates on volunteer opportunities or where you can find us tabling at the local farmer's market or on campus - https://www.facebook.com/weareaggiepride