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The Judge John Gabbert CUC Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Judge John Gabbert CUC Endowed Scholarship Fund


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Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The Citizens University Committee (CUC) wishes to honor Judge John Gabbert by establishing the Judge John Gabbert CUC Endowed Scholarship Fund for his many contributions to the University of California, Riverside and the City of Riverside. Judge Gabbert's contributions to UCR began before the institution existed. He founded the Citizens University Committee in the early 1950's to coordinate the city's efforts to convince members of the state commission to select riverside as the site for the new campus. Many believe it was John Gabbert along with Phillip Boyd and John Babbage who brought a UCR campus to Riverside.

John Gabbert has played an important role in the Riverside community. He served as Deputy District Attorney before entering private practice where he made partner at the law firm of Best, Best, Gabbert and Krieger (now Best, Beat and Krieger). In 1949 he was appointed to the Riverside Superior Court where he served for 21 years before being appointed to the Fourth district Court of Appeals in 1970 and retiring in 1974. The Honorable John Gabbert has served many organizations throughout the years including: Riverside County Bar Association, California Bar Association, Riverside Unified School Board, Riverside Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Riverside Community Foundation, 20-30 Club, Riverside Unified School District Board of Trustees, and the UC Riverside Foundation Board of Trustees.

This Fund will be used to support undergraduate UCR Students based on academic achievement, personal merit, and financial need.

Selection and Guidelines

Selection shall be made by committee from applications in the Spring Quarter
Selection Process
1. Be a full time Junior or Senior level undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside planning to attend all three quarters the following academic year.
2. Be in good academic standing with a 2.5-3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
3. Have financial need
4. Applications will be taken in the Spring Quarter and the award will be posted for use the following academic year.
5. The application process requires a personal statement essay.

 Request for Information:

Jeff Kraus
Government & Community Relations

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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