Scholarships and Student Life


You can help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. Your support makes an incredible impact on our promising students, from creating scholarships to ensuring a vibrant university experience.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Currently, 64 percent of undergraduates need financial aid to attend UC San Diego. You can help ambitious and motivated students pursue their hopes and dreams, and help ensure access for students from all backgrounds.

Student Life

A vibrant, well-rounded university experience is an important part of any student’s education. Private gifts help enrich and expand campus opportunities designed to broaden our students’ horizons and help them thrive. From enhancing student services to bolstering student organizations focused on community service, your support helps foster graduates who will go on to make a difference in our world. Learn more.

Experiential Learning

UC San Diego is home to a wide range of experiential and academic enrichment programs that prepare and support students from all backgrounds—including economically disadvantaged and first-generation students—to succeed at the university. Experiential learning programs ensure that students can discover, experiment and broaden their knowledge through first-hand experiences that will shape their bright futures. Learn more.

Health, Recreation & Well-being

At UC San Diego, we take an active role in helping our students maintain balanced, healthy lifestyles. The university’s Health, Recreation and Well-being programs address intellectual, physical and emotional wellness with a wide range of programs. With private support, you can help students thrive … both now and long into the future. Learn more.


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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Chancellor Reaffirms UC San Diego’s Commitment to Access, Inclusion at Community Forum

Chancellor Reaffirms UC San Diego’s Commitment to Access, Inclusion at Community Forum

Chancellor Khosla returned to San Diego to convey how community feedback has helped shape UC San Diego’s strategic plan.

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Please contact the Students Affair Development team to learn more.