Student Support and Success

At UC San Diego, we live and learn without limits. And our Student Support and Success Initiative will build on — and expand — critically important programs that ensure learning is affordable and accessible for all. The Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fellowship Challenge, announced in February 2021 by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, provides a $1 match per $2 of gift up to $5,000,000 for eligible gifts to undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and health-related professional school scholarships through the close of the Campaign for UC San Diego on June 30, 2022.

Help us revolutionize what possibility means for our students. Watch the video below to learn more about how our Student Support and Success efforts are empowering the next generation to achieve their goals at UC San Diego and beyond:

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Scholarships ensure that we continue to enroll and retain a student body that is talented, ambitious, competitive, inclusive and reflective of California’s diversity. Philanthropic support for scholarships builds opportunity and excellence across our campus, across our state, and around the world. Learn about the Chancellor’s Challenge Match



Your gift to graduate fellowships ensures UC San Diego remains competitive among our peers and increases our capacity in experimentation, scholarship and mentorship for our diverse future faculty, collaborators and leaders who will make waves for the greater good. Learn about the Chancellor’s Challenge Match  

Engineering Students

Access and Success Programs

Our students come from different backgrounds that contribute to UC San Diego’s vibrant and diverse campus community. Your support can empower student achievement through a ceaselessly innovative and holistic network of programs that influence student success as early as middle school.

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Teaching + Learning Commons

The Teaching + Learning Commons is the campus-wide resource for advancing teaching excellence and student success. Philanthropic investment in the Commons will transform how we teach and learn — maximizing every student’s potential for academic and postgraduate success.

Black Academic Excellence

Diversity and Inclusion

Differing perspectives enrich campus conversations — both in and out of the classroom — and enhance the learning experience for all students. Gifts to support diversity and inclusion initiatives will solidify and expand resources that welcome and embrace our dynamic community.

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Expanding Horizons

As our student population grows, so too must programs that expand personal, social and academic horizons. Your gift to our comprehensive range of experiences outside of the classroom will deepen students’ perspectives and further prepare them for life beyond graduation.

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UC San Diego is unique among UC campuses in that we offer a small college experience in a large university setting. Each of our six colleges provides undergraduate students a community with its own residence halls, student services, traditions and even graduation ceremonies. You can help our students by supporting unrestricted college funds.