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Summer Academies in the Arts Scholarship Drive

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
14 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 01, at 12:00 AM PDT
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Summer Academies in the Arts Scholarship Drive

This project has ended, but you can still support amazing UCI initiatives by visiting Your continued support of our students, faculty and staff will ensure that UCI remains the #1 university doing the most for the American dream. Go Anteaters!


“This program has been an instrumental force in my life on my journey for finding my passion. Thank you for putting your trust in me, and allowing me to have access to all of these amazing opportunities.” – Summer Academies in the Arts Scholarship Recipient, Age 17

“I have had one of my best summers because of this program. It was able to help me so much and allow me to grow as an artist and person. This was able to remind me how much I love the arts. I am so thankful that I did this program.” – Summer Academies in the Arts Scholarship Recipient, Age 14

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) annual Summer Academies in the Arts provide hands-on, immersive educational arts experiences for students ages 8-22 years old in art, dance, drama, music, and technology on campus at UC Irvine (UCI).

From Chamber Music to Expressive Robotics, these summer camps are college-preparatory intensives that allow young artists to refine their craft or discover their passions in the arts. CTSA prides itself on creating equitable access to these programs, and has provided scholarships and financial aid to many campers in order to make these transformative experiences available to all deserving families.

Now, YOU have the chance to shape the lives of our youngest students! Donate today and help us reach our $5,000 goal!

This scholarship drive will ultimately help send more underserved students to the Summer Academies in the Arts by generating much-needed funding for an expanded scholarship program. For as little as $25, you can directly impact Southern California’s brightest stars. Thank you for helping to create innovative pathways to college and careers for students of all backgrounds!

Summer Academies in the Arts - Digital Filmmaking

Summer Academies in the Arts - Conservatory Dance

Summer Academies in the Arts - Acting

Summer Academies in the Arts - Digital Music Production

Summer Academies in the Arts - Expressive Robotics



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Your donation eliminates food insecurity by providing lunch for two students during a Summer Academy day, or secures reliable transportation for a student to get to and from UCI safely.



Your donation ensures students have everything they need for a typical Summer Academy day including paints, sheet music, Vex robotics components, lunch and transportation, removing barriers to a student's participation.



Software, like CAD and ProTools, are essential to several of our Academies. Your donation helps prepare students for careers in the arts and technology by providing them access to these professional programs.



Your donation supports one-to-one instruction for students from our outstanding teaching artists who are UCI alumni, and graduate and undergraduate students. The one-to-one ratio allows for teaching artists to effectively convey the complexities of their disciplines to young students.



Working in professional theatres, galleries, and rehearsal spaces provides students the opportunity to explore their creativity just as professionals do. Your donation provides students a springboard into their professional creative practice.



Access to the premier faculty at UCI is one of the most exciting benefits of participating in the Summer Academies. Your donation supports faculty master classes and clinics, providing students the opportunity to learn from the best in the field.



Your donation provides a student with a full scholarship! They benefit from intensive instruction in the arts and technology, a meaningful pre-college experience, and the awareness that UCI is a place for them. This experience is life-changing!

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