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Chancellor’s Associates Endowment Challenge

Thanks to the generosity of alumni Sandy Timmons ’81, and her husband, Rick Sandstrom ’72, MS ’76, PhD ’79, this exceptional initiative allows qualifying endowment gifts to have 25% more impact on UC San Diego students!


10 for 10 Bequest Initiative

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program (CASP) and the incredible difference made in the lives of thousands of Chancellor’s Associates Scholars over the years, we invite you to extend your investment by including CASP in your estate plans.

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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 $16.7 million since 2013 and provided more than 2,500 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 1,030 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 356 incoming students to thrive, on campus and beyond.

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Chancellor’s Associates Events

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Virtual Event Recordings

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

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