UC San Diego Working to Ensure Accessibility and Affordability for Local Students

"We are making a commitment to this community and to our country to make higher education accessible. We wanted to set an example and that is why we created this scholarship."  - Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla hosted a special reception for select high school students and their parents at Felix’s BBQ with Soul restaurant in Southeast San Diego to announce the creation of the new UC San Diego scholarship for local students at our three partner schools - Gompers Preparatory Academy, Lincoln High School and The Preuss School UCSD.  The Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program will provide the eligible graduates, who’ve been accepted to UC San Diego, with a four-year, $10,000 annual scholarship and their tuition will be covered by the University’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan.  Chancellor Khosla asked the students to raise their hands if they planned to come to UC San Diego and several hands shot into the air.

Out of the 45 students eligible for the scholarship, 17 have already signed their statement of intent to register at UC San Diego and many others said they planned to come here.  Chancellor Khosla said, “We want a campus that is reflective of our community.  We want bright, motivated and promising students from San Diego to stay in San Diego, to get a world-class education they deserve right here.  Financial concerns should not stand in the way of their potential, their future.”  To learn more about the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program, click here.

Chancellor Khosla holds up a Triton honor cord.  Each admitted student received one.  Chancellor Khosla said, "We hope you will wear this cord with pride, today and at your UC San Diego graduation ceremony one day."

Chancellor Speaks at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Chancellor Khosla was the featured speaker at a recent Osher Lifelong Learning Institute distinguished lecture at UC San Diego Extension.  The institute is an educational and cultural organization for retirees.  Over 50 people attended the Chancellor’s talk to learn more about the campus-wide strategic planning process that will define a unifying vision for UC San Diego’s future.  When talking about UC San Diego’s unique entrepreneurial spirit, he said: “We have the ability to take risks, to experiment, to try new things.  It’s in our institutional DNA. We act locally and impact globally.  The ripples of what we do are felt around the world.”

UC San Diego Welcomes Admitted Students at Triton Day

“We will provide you with a top-notch education, so when you graduate, you will be the leaders and the problem-solvers who will make a positive difference in this world. And we want students just like you, who bring diverse backgrounds, perspectives, thoughts and contributions to our campus, and who will help to make it a better place.” - Chancellor Khosla speaking to admitted and prospective students

Chancellor Khosla visits the Department of Music information table in Town Square.

Thousands of admitted and prospective students and their families explored the UC San Diego campus on Triton Day, and learned more about our undergraduate colleges, academic departments, student services, student organizations and endless resources. View a slideshow here.

At the various information tables that lined Town Square, Library Walk and other areas of campus, current students, faculty and staff members answered questions, set up games and demonstrations, and showcased the amazing work happening on campus.  After greeting prospective students at the Charting the Course college information session, Chancellor Khosla walked around the campus, visiting tables and chatting with prospective students and campus members.  He also stopped by the Thurgood Marshall College Cultural Celebration, the Intertribal Resource Center and the community lunch for admitted students.

Admitted students take a tour of campus and visit an undergraduate college.

Chancellor Khosla visits with current students on Library Walk.

Chancellor Khosla poses with King Triton.

“We are a student-centered university.  Every decision we make is based on what is best for our students.  We are also research-oriented.  Here, you have the opportunity to work with some of the top faculty in the world on cutting-edge research.” - Chancellor Khosla

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