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Announcing the Silberman Inspiration Challenge II

After the success of the Karen and Jeff Silberman Chancellor’s Associates Inspiration Challenge in 2017, Karen and Jeff have established a second challenge to spur additional support for UC San Diego’s incredible students. Through the Karen and Jeff Silberman Inspiration Challenge II, they will once again match, dollar-for-dollar, eligible current use gifts to Chancellor’s Associates Scholarships. 


GOLD Alumni Making an Impact

Have you graduated from UC San Diego within the last ten years? We invite you to join our community of changemakers dedicated to helping underrepresented students thrive on campus. Right now, thanks to  Chancellor’s Associates alumni donors Sandy Timmons ’81, Rick Sandstrom ’72, MS ’76, PhD ’79, Jerri Malana ’86, Jonathan Asch ’94 and Gillian Hemingway, and Christopher Ficara ’06, qualifying gifts from Graduates of the Last Decade will be matched dollar-for-dollar and have double the impact.

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About Us

Chancellor’s Associates catalyze nontradition at UC San Diego. In partnership with Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, we continually advance access to higher education, through our scholarship program, with fundraising that has generated over $8 million since 2013 and provided over 1,800 scholarships. Through annual gifts and endowment initiatives (including the game-changing Chancellor’s Associates Endowment Challenge, which offers a $1 million match), we provide the philanthropic support that breaks boundaries and levels the playing field for aspiring learners — in short, we change lives. And we stand ready to make even more academic dreams take flight with your help.

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Our Priorities


More than 1,100 Chancellor’s Associates Scholars are currently in our program, but additional awards await funding. Many of our community’s brightest standouts will be able to attend UC San Diego only if they have support from visionary philanthropists like you. Help us open academic doors and change even more lives.

Chancellor's Associates Scholarships

Student Success

From day one, our awardees have access to support services geared toward their long-term success, through the Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program (CASP). We want every one of this year’s 360 incoming students to thrive, on campus and beyond.

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Virtual Event Recordings

Did you miss one of our virtual colloquiums? View our recordings here: 

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