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About the Chancellor's Associates Scholarship

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla founded the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship, in 2013, “to provide local, admitted, high-achieving students from underserved families with the opportunity to attend UC San Diego tuition-free and loan-free.” Now, thanks to our generous contributors, our program has given more than 2,000 academic standouts the life-changing financial empowerment to attend our remarkable university, which ranks fourth in the nation for economic diversity. This year, we had 356 new scholars.

Our scholarships grant access for the best and brightest. Providing $10,000 annually for up to four undergraduate years, the award effectively offers full-cost coverage when paired with the University of California’s Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan (for California residents whose families earn less than $80,000 per year and qualify for financial aid).

But our aspiring learners need more than an open door to facilitate their success, and our student-centered support initiatives ensure they receive the encouragement and advocacy they need to flourish. The Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program immerses our recipients in a series of comprehensive transition and development activities that begin the summer before freshman year. Our awardees thrive each day as they earn their degrees, and we've given more than 2,500 scholarships to date. 

Chancellor’s Associates’ unrestricted annual gifts provide UC San Diego with a reliable source of flexible funding to invest in immediate needs and the highest campus priorities. We are honored to focus on the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarships initiative. 


Find out about how our Chancellor's Associates are breaking down barriers.



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