Medici Circle

Transforming the artistic journey of exceptional scholars

Your generous gift, of $2,000 or more, to the Medici Circle scholarship program will open doors that would otherwise be out of reach for remarkable students.

Medici scholars take their education beyond the classroom to collaborate with academics and artists in our community and around the world. Because of this, scholars return to UCI with a reshaped artistic vision.

Past Medici Scholars have:

  • Traveled to Italy, Africa, Mexico, Japan, Denmark, Germany, England, France and most US states;
  • Performed their compositions, shown their photography, premiered their documentary films, danced with international ballet companies, and led symphony orchestras;
  • Participated in concerto competitions, art exhibitions, improvisation conferences, and dance performances; and
  • Taught children in Finland how to play music on an iPhone, helped stage-manage musical theatre in France, demonstrated drawing techniques to youngsters in Germany, and showed citizens in Africa how their native dances have influenced American culture

A scholarship program unlike any other

As a Medici Circle patron, you will have the exclusive opportunity to:

  • Select your preference for an art, dance, drama, or music student;*
  • Interact with your scholar; and
  • Attend the annual scholarship celebration

​*Please indicate your preference in the comments section of the online gift form.

Click here to make your gift of $2,000 or more. To make a gift by mail, please download and complete this form and then return it to the address listed on the form.

If you have any questions about becoming a Medici Circle Patron, please contact Sarah Strozza, Interim Director of Development, at (949) 824-0629 or

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to the circle of Medici Patrons this year.


Check out pictures of past Medic scholars and patrons.