Who Can Apply
Graduating high school students who are residents of University City in San Diego, California or attend UCHS.
The Valerie Upham Neurology Scholarship was created in 2022 to support the academic achievement of University City residents and to support the next generation studying medicine or science. In the second year hosting this scholarship, we are looking to recognize one student from the neighborhood who is continuing their education beyond high school and who embodies the qualities of a good student and good neighbor. Being a good neighbor can be so many different things. Share with us your passions, accomplishments, and what inspires you to follow this passion.
The fund was established by Valerie and Todd Upham who are raising their children in University City. They designed this scholarship in gratitude to this wonderful neighborhood and its residents that have enhanced their lives and business. Their family has personally been impacted by dementia, cancer, and other neurological conditions. Valerie finds the brain fascinating and would like to contribute toward the education of someone with aspirations in medicine or science.