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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Touch a Life

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.


Hearts and Scholars

Hearts and Scholars

A scholarship can change the life trajectory of a student. At Hearts and Scholars, scholarship donors had the opportunity to meet the students who have benefited from their generosity and hear how private support changed their lives.

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Athletic Scholarships

New Athletic Scholarships

Beginning this fall quarter, UC San Diego offers athletic scholarships to high-merit student-athletes for the first time.

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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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