Building on the Promise
The Promise Fellowship Program was launched in December 2021, with two fellows in its inaugural 2022-23 cohort.
As part of the Graduate Division’s dedication to fostering diversity in graduate education, UC Santa Barbara's Promise Fellowship Program provides the promise of full support for graduate school to the students who are selected.
Alexandra Seros and Walter Ulloa are among the program’s founding donors:
“UCSB’s Promise Fellowship is an opportunity for all students to reach their academic potential—no matter their economic, gender, or immigration status — no one is left behind,” Seros said. “It has been Walter’s and my experience that these students are always extremely intelligent, talented and motivated; valuable contributors both to California and to the U.S. overall.”