Donate to SIP!

Your gift helps SIP:

  • Recruit exceptional high school students from under-resourced communities to participate in the program

  • Provide need-based scholarships to help defray the cost of tuition, housing, and transportation (about $6,000 per student)

  • Develop and implement training for graduate student mentors so they can be even more effective with SIP student interns

  • Underwrite additional enrichment opportunities, including workshops and academic and college counseling

  • Expand SIP’s global presence, through partnerships and program replication, at other universities

“I enjoyed every single second of my time at UCSC. The SIP experience really deepened my understanding of how much I have a passion for the STEM fields. It gave me the opportunity to see what I would really be doing if I pursue this career path, interacting with others to solve real-world problems. The work I did may have been challenging, and I may have had to ask my mentor a million times how to do something, and I may have messed up a few things in the process. But at the end of the day, the experience I gained from the process is what makes me a deeper thinker, a more inquisitive asker, and overall, a more curious scientist now.” —2019 SIP intern

All contributions are tax-deductible. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the SIP newsletter and on our website. Please indicate if you would like your gift to remain anonymous.

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to “UC Santa Cruz Foundation” with “SIP Annual Fund (LC028F)” in the memo field and mail to:

University of California Santa Cruz
University Relations, Gift Processing
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

We recommend that you e-mail Sierra Schneider <> to ensure the check routes correctly.

Give Online

Please make your secure online contribution by clicking the Online SIP Donation Form link below. Choose to select a gift designation and state SIP Annual Fund (LC028F) in the notes field. We recommend that you e-mail Sierra Schneider <> to ensure the gift routes correctly. Thank you!

By Phone

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call Sierra Schneider, our Assistant Director: 831-212-3398 (cell).

Matching Gifts

Increase the size of your gift by asking your employer to match your donation.


Please contact Sierra Schneider by email <> or call 831-212-3398 (cell).

SIP Donor Honor Roll 2009–2019

The Science Internship Program is grateful to all our donors who have made gifts in support of the program. Listed below are SIP donors recognized for their cumulative giving to the program since its inception in 2009. SIP alumni are identified with an asterisk (*) following their name.

Anonymous (2)
Raminder and Anupa Bajwa
Rajiv and Ritu Batra
Susan A. Dunn
Google Inc.
Vineet Gupta and Mudita Jain
Hopper-Dean Foundation
George and Vida John
Minds Matter of San Francisco
Gordon and Tanya Ringold
Sandra Schlachter
Anonymous (1)
Ganga and Viji Ilango
Tonia Lessani and Ben Lutch
Sally Li and John Yang
Sam Liang
Vikram Sahai and Rashmi Sinha
Tom and Inken Sparkman
Priya and Duke Tallam
Sajiv and Simy Taneja
Sunil Vallamkonda
Yingli Wang and Ying Zhang
Zhu Family Foundation
Anonymous (1)
Marilee and Mark Adams
Rasheda Begum and Mustafiz Choudhury
Man Ki Chan and Sai Ho Yeung
May Sheng-Chen and Wenjie Chen
Jiuyi Cheng and Ningyue Zhao
Alex Cho and Susan Park
Frank and Amy Chu
Debendra Das Sharma
Anthony Debs and Lillian Soohoo
Youping Deng and Judy Lu
Pavni Diwanji
Ellen Flamen
Lei Fu
Sourajit and Jyoti Guha
Gary and Stephanie Hsu Family Foundation
Jie and Jin Huang
Wally and Linda Jansen
Anil Kamath and Rekha Pai
Nagesh Koragappa and Shamitha Somashekar
Soma Krishnamoorthi
Sonu Lall
Peng Li
Susan Liu and Peter Zhu
Manjula Mahajan
Daphne Martellini
Suzanne Matsui and Daniel Rugar
Arka and Mita Mukherjee
Divya Narain
Sarangarajan Parthasarathy and Mala Raghavan
Akshai Patel
Runping Qi
Sriram Ramachandran
Gurumurthy Ramkumar
Uma Ratnam-Sankar
Deep Singh
Rajesh Singh
Sherman Tuan and Maggie Zheng
Kathryn and Eric Verwillow
David Waite
Fred and Tracy Wang
Hong Xiao and Hong Zheng
Fei Xu and Yi Zhang
Lakshman and Anu Yagati
John Yau
Hui Zhou
Ying Zhou