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Hearts & Scholars 2023

Chancellor Khosla with members of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and students

Chancellor Khosla with members of the Vertex Pharmaceutical team, Vice Chancellor Alysson Satterlund, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Chancellor's Associates Scholars Vanessa Alvarez and Noseiba Sulemon.

Last week, we hosted our annual Hearts & Scholars event to celebrate our outstanding students and the generous donors who help them pursue their passions. This event provides an opportunity for donors to hear directly from students about the impact of scholarship support on their educational journeys. It serves as a powerful reminder of how instrumental our supporters are to student success. To many of our deserving students, these scholarships are the only way they are able to access higher education and build a future otherwise unimaginable. These phenomenal Triton scholars make us all so very proud.

Our Chancellor’s Associates scholars benefit from our visionary supporters in many ways. The successful 10-year Campaign for UC San Diego created 315 new scholarships, including 163 endowed scholarships, which continue to provide access and opportunity, year after year. Our generous donors contributed more than $378 million specifically designated for student support and success. 

The financial support delivers more than just acceptance and access to a top-quality education for our students. It also provides peace of mind, and confidence that they can focus on their education without the pressure of repaying tremendous loans when they graduate. And, it ensures that these students have access to the type of specialized support and services they need to thrive. 

To our Triton students who attended–thank you for demonstrating the immeasurable impact of philanthropy on your experience at UC San Diego, and how your scholarship has empowered you to succeed. And to our incredible donors–thank you for your steadfast support and commitment to lifting up our Triton students. Together, each of you is making a meaningful difference–and making dreams come true.