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Lesley Diane Sanchez Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Lesley Sanchez, who would have been a political science major at the time the fund was established. Recipients are continuing political science undergraduates who are female and have demonstrated financial need.

Portrait of Lesley Diane Sanchez


Lesley Diane Sanchez was majoring in political science in the College of Letters & Science. She had just finished her junior year. She valued her education and made it a point to utilize all available resources to be on track to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in four years. She was a hard worker, dedicated and focused in her efforts to attain her degree as the first step towards her law degree.

Lesley is survived by her parents, Richard and Patricia, and sisters Catherine and Amy.   Recognizing Lesley's passion for education they have started the Lesley Diane Sanchez Scholarship fund as a way of honoring her dedication to education. The Scholarship supports women with financial need majoring in political science and who have excelled academically.


Who is Eligible to Apply for the Lesley Diane Sanchez Memorial Scholarship?

  • Minimum overall UCD GPA of 3.25
  • Female continuing POL major student
  • Must read Sanchez's biographical description.
  • Applications available Oct. 1, due Dec 4.
  • Awarded at Political Science Awards Ceremony