University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Kurani Family Scholarship Fund

Kurani Family Scholarship Fund


Engineering Dean's Office D01002


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Hemant and Jayshri Kurani are longtime Riverside residents, arriving in the United States from India in 1988 with $37 in their pockets. A true success story, after only a few short years, Hemant and Jayshri Kurani purchased Magnolia Pool Supplies on Magnolia Avenue, an enterprise they expanded to become the largest pool and spa retailer in the Riverside area. Both Hemant and Jayshri Kurani have a passion for serving and giving to their community - including the University of California, Riverside. Their son, Ravi, is a UCR alumnus, having majored in mechanical engineering ('08). They also have a daughter, Shrina, who has followed older brother's footsteps and is attending UCR. Hemant, whose academic background includes a Master's degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Bombay in India, has served on the City of Riverside Planning Commission since 2003.

Selection and Guidelines:

This fund shall be used to provide merit scholarship assistance to incoming UCR freshmen majoring in Engineering with high academic performance and promise. The UCR Financial Aid Office will select the scholarship recipient based upon academic merit.

 Request for Information:

All students will be considered. There is no specific application procedure.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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