A scholarship gift is an investment in the lives of individual students—in every innovation they engineer, every groundbreaking discovery they make, every leap in the human experience they reveal. Some investments are simply beyond calculation.

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Leaders of the future, our students will be tasked with addressing the greatest challenges of the 21st century—from energy to food supply to health care. But today, they look to you for support. Learn about our remarkable scholarship recipients, and how scholarships make the difference for them. For a cause this big, no gift is too small.


UC San Diego is competing with top institutions for the best and the brightest undergraduate students. Scholarships are an important recruiting tool to attract top students to the campus and the region. Scholarship recipients graduate with the desire and capacity to make astonishing things happen wherever they go. Be a part of that excitement with a scholarship gift.


A scholarship changes a life—as well as entire families and future generations. At UC San Diego, nearly 65 percent of our undergraduates need financial aid. UC San Diego provides a world-class education that offers social mobility through opportunity and hard work. Our students have to do the work. We can give them the opportunity.


UC San Diego is ranked 1st by Washington Monthly for positive impact on the nation. Scholarships provide funding that allows students to go beyond the classroom and make a difference during their college years—whether in a campus research lab or across the globe to help those in need.


Race for the Future June 7

Race for the Future June 7

Established in 1996, the Triton 5K has raised more than $3.5 million, benefiting more than 1,000 motivated and ambitious students. By participating in the Triton 5K, you are supporting student scholarships and helping UC San Diego students pursue their hopes and dreams.

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Alumni give $1.2 million for students

Alumni Give $1.2 Million for Students

Alumni Sandra Timmons and Richard Sandstrom, co-founder of Cymer, Inc., seek to help future students achieve the same world-class education they received.

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Welcoming the ‘Leaders of the Future’

Welcoming the ‘Leaders of the Future’

Nashaya Ross remembers walking home from Lincoln High School, thrilled that she had gotten into UC San Diego. But her excitement soon turned to anxiety over how she would pay for college. That’s when she learned she received the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship.

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