BASF CAMPAIGN: Nothing Short of Transformative

BASF CAMPAIGN: Nothing Short of Transformative

The Five-Year BASF Campaign is underway and will continue to expand a growing and
successful scholarship and academic achievement program, one that is making a difference on
the UC San Diego campus, in the lives of our Scholars and their families, and in the communities
they contribute to as a result of their outstanding education at UC San Diego.



  • African American Enrollment & Graduation: To help raise it from 2.8% to at least 6%,
    thus enhancing UCSD’s positive impact in the African American community and the
    greater San Diego region;
  • Scholarships: To increase the number of BASF Scholars on campus from 150 to at least
    400 over 5 years and decrease their debt upon graduation; 
  • Diversity: To enrich the San Diego regional environment with larger numbers of African
    American UCSD graduates available for occupations in the sciences, social sciences, arts,
    and humanities.



The successful and growing BASF Scholarship Program is beginning to reach a scale that is
impactful on the campus and in the larger community. NOW, the need is to make this growth and
its positive impact sustainable.


Overall Goal: Within 5 years, the endowment is fully funding new and continuing Scholars:

  • 2023 through 2027 –Raise $10M for the BASF endowment at the San Diego Foundation


Recent Successes in attracting endowment and annual funding support:

  • 2021 – present – TSDF endowment growth of nearly $1 million
  • $500,000 commitment from a key campus donor to annual funding over 5 years in order
    to double current intake from 20 to 40 scholarship awards starting 2021
  • $422,500 5-year commitment from another key campus donor to fund 4-year scholarships
    for students majoring in engineering
  • $1.3 Million from over 200 donors, including alumni, campus staff and faculty,
    community members and BASF Board members



Become a Legacy Donor and Create a Lifelong Scholarship in your name! 

  • A $1,000,000 gift will annually fund 16 endowed $2,500 scholarships indefinitely  
  • A $ 500,000 gift will fund 8 endowed scholarships indefinitely 
  • A $250,000 gift will fund 4 endowed scholarships indefinitely 
  • A $125,000 gift will fund 2 endowed scholarships indefinitely.


Help us make 2023 the best year in BASF History of Giving!!

  • A $25,000 gift will grow the endowment or fund ten $2,500 scholarships 
  • A $10,000 gift will grow the endowment or fund four $2,500 scholarships. 
  • A $2,500 gift will fund one $2,500 scholarship.

Truly, your gift of any amount will support the continued success of African American students at UCSD!!  

To learn more about becoming a supporter please contact us to receive a package with information.