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Message from the Chair


I’m so honored to serve as Chair of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program (CASP). The 2023-24 academic year marks our 10th anniversary during which we have provided more than 2500 financially disadvantaged students with the opportunity to graduate from one of the nation’s finest universities. This year, we celebrate a decade of empowering talented, high-achieving scholars to reach for a bigger and brighter future.  

The Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program provides California students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend a university, with much more than money. It gives them the ability to reimagine what’s possible for them and their future. By providing financial, educational and well-being resources, the burden of tuition and student loans is lifted. That means scholars can pursue opportunities they may not be able to otherwise — internships, leadership roles in student organizations, research positions and more.

Long term, the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program provides essential skills for these scholars to learn and grow, the connections they need to succeed and the upward mobility to change their station in life. I’m proud of the work we’re doing to empower these scholars and contribute to communities throughout California.

Thank you for a decade of ensuring Chancellor’s Associates scholars thrive at UC San Diego. We couldn’t do this important work without you.

With Triton pride,

David E. Buccigrossi ’79, MD ’84
Chair, Chancellor’s Associates


Chancellor's Associates Chairs Emeriti 

Jerrilyn Malana '86 2020-2022
Sandy Timmons '81  2017-2020
Linda Masters 2015–2017
Nadine Corrigan ’78 2013–2015
Wayne Dernetz 2011–2013
Mitchell and Deborah Friedlaender, M.P.I.A. ’90 2008–2011
Sheldon Engelhorn '72 2006–2008
Alex Butterfield 2005–2006
Steve Schreiner '80 2004–2005
Richard Hertzberg 2001–2004
Darlene Shiley 1999–2001
Harold Agnew 1997–1999
William Beamer 1995–1997
Buzz Woolley, Jr. 1993–1995
Dixie Unruh 1991–1993
Murray Galinson 1988–1991
Dean Dunphy 1986–1988
George Gildred 1984–1986
Clayton Brace 1982–1984
Lawrence Cox 1979–1982
Walter Zable 1977–1979
Frank Hope, Jr. 1969–1977