University of California, Riverside

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Mary and Terry Schuler Endowed Scholarship for Guardian Scholars Fund

Mary and Terry Schuler Endowed Scholarship for Guardian Scholars Fund


Financial Aid D01171


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

In 1970, Mary and Terry both received their bachelor degrees from UCR, Mary in Comparative Literature and Terry in Political Science. Mary went on to receive her master's degree from Mt. St. Mary's College in 1974 and an Ed.D. in Education from Harvard in 2002. Terry received his master's degree from UCLA in Public Administration.

The Schuler's interest in foster care has been long term as they became foster parents when they were first married, prior to having their own children. Mary continues her involvement with assisting foster youth with prom dresses through the Glamour Gown Giveaway and Terry has provided pro bono consulting to the Alliance for Children's Rights, a nonprofit devoted to supporting foster children. He also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles United Way.

Mary and Terry have long supported UCR through their philanthropy and Mary through her service on the UCR Alumni Association Board. They wish to leave a legacy by establishing this endowed fund helping former foster youth achieve their goal of a college degree from UCR.

This fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance and educational support to undergraduate Guardian Scholars who have been emancipated from the Foster Care system.

Selection and Guidelines:

The fund will be awarded annually to a student meeting the following guidelines:
1. An incoming or returning student who is an emancipated foster youth in the Guardian Scholars program.
2. In good academic standing with the University with a 2.0 GPA or better.
3. Has financial need with preference going to a Guardian Scholars student who is not receiving AB-12 or Chaffee grants.
4. Applicants shall submit an application in accordance with the UCR Alumni Association application process which includes a personal essay.
5. This scholarship can be renewed by the recipient as long as he/she remains in good standing for up to four years and the recipient need not reapply.

Selection of the recipient shall be made by the UCR Alumni Association, based on meeting the above criteria, submitting a personal essay, and participating in an interview process with the UCR Alumni Association.

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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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