Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to encouraging people to do good. In 2020, we could use a little extra good in the world.

For the better part of this year, the pandemic has hindered businesses, crippled industries and put an emotional, financial and mental strain on individuals and families. UCF empathizes with the community as it, too, feels the weight of that strain.

As the university adapts to budget constraints brought on by the pandemic, we remain committed to our mission of providing a better future for our students and society through the power of education.

When individuals and their communities band together, great things can happen. Since 2014, more than 2,500 donors have contributed nearly $350,000 to UCF on Giving Tuesday and have supported student success in the process.

This Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, is an opportunity to infuse some much needed positivity and support for our Knights who need it most while pursuing their goals.

How to Give

You can donate to various programs and scholarships during UCF Giving Tuesday. Whether it’s student scholarships, emergency funds or diversity initiatives, every donor and every dollar counts.

Philanthropic support provides a safety net for thousands of students who otherwise may not be able to afford a UCF education and helps fund important student success programs such as career and academic support services, Knights Pantry and more.

Give by mail, phone or online. Learn more at

How to Access Support

UCF is committed to supporting and offering relief resources for our Knights. UCF students who are experiencing a distressing situation that significantly impacts academic or personal success should contact Student Care Services at Faculty or staff experiencing a distressing situation should contact UCF Human Resources at

Current students looking to apply for scholarships at UCF can use UCF’s Access to Opportunities Search Engine, also called A2O. Students need to complete A2O’s application once a year to be automatically matched with scholarships they may qualify for. On the search engine’s page, you can also find an external link to 1,500 verified scholarships that are available. This list is updated on a monthly basis. Learn more about the financial aid process.