The Marc and Rita Bond Scholarship Fund

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Purpose: The Marc and Rita Bond Scholarship Fund provides need-based support to undergraduate students in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences to assist with the cost of attendance at UC Santa Cruz.

History: The Marc and Rita Bond Scholarship Fund was created in 2023 by UCSC alum, Marc Bond, and his wife, Rita. Marc earned his Bachelor's degrees in both Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies in 1977. Marc asserts that these degrees, combined with the enriched life experiences gained while attending UCSC, put him on a path for a fulfilling and successful career and life. He established this fund in order to "pay it forward" to other students who would like to pursue similar goals.  Students who receive the Marc and Rita Bond Scholarship may use the funds towards the cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, room and board, books, and supplies, transportation, personal expenses, campus health insurance, and emergency assistance.