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.


In Memorium: Tommy Tucker

In Memoriam: Tommy Tucker

Tom Tucker, assistant vice chancellor of student programs and facilities from 1983 to 2003, died Jan. 19. Tucker was deeply admired by students for his dedication, leadership and foresight which transformed student life at UC San Diego.

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Lytle Scholarship Benefit Concert

Lytle Concert Raises Scholarship Funds Jan. 31

UC San Diego professor emeritus Cecil Lytle hosts 20th annual scholarship benefit concert with Gilbert Castellanos and the Mambo Messengers.

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A mentoring program can provide crucial support to students.

Mentoring First Generation College Students

As unique UC San Diego program offers Chancellor’s Scholars mentoring from retired professors.

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Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program

Making Dreams a Reality

The Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program, which is helping make educational dreams a reality, welcomed incoming students at a festive reception—complete with selfies with Chancellor Khosla.

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