The Chris Borton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Last update:
September 18, 2017

Chris at Storm

Chris Borton
Memorial Scholarship Fund

NEWS: 2017/2018 Recipients Announced

NEWS: For the 2017/2018 year four scholarships, each $7,000 have been awarded to: Alexandria Vollhardt, Thomas Bayne, Emily Yeh, and Giovanni Castillo.


In memory of Chris Borton (Warren College graduate, class of 1988) a scholarship fund was established in 1996 to assist University of California San Diego students wishing to study abroad.

While at UCSD, Chris spent a year at the University of Göttingen in Germany through the Education Abroad Program, an experience that profoundly influenced the direction of his life. Together with his childhood experiences of living in different cultures and later studies and travels abroad, it made him the world citizen he was. His family and friends feel that Chris would be happy to have this kind of opportunity available to other deserving students.

The amount available is determined by the earnings from donations to the endowment fund. The criteria for selection were established by the trustees of the fund in conjunction with UC San Diego. The guiding principle is to further international understanding.


The fund was initiated by Mike Scanlin, one of Chris' closest friends from UCSD days. The fund's management is assisted by Mike's father Joe, who was a financial advisor to Chris.

Tax-deductible donations of cash should be mailed and made payable to:

Chris Borton Memorial Scholarship Fund
101 E. 7th Street
Davis, CA 95616

It is also possible to donate stock. This may result in tax benefits for the donor.

If you have any questions, please contact:
(530) 756-0632 or
(650) 966-1404.