Enhancing College Access and Affordability

“These scholarships strengthen our efforts to enroll highly qualified local students who will become our future leaders and innovators.” – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla is committed to broadening the path to college and supporting students from our community.  That is why he created the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program.  Last night, UC San Diego’s newest scholars from two of our partner community colleges were recognized for their hard work, their admission to the university and their selection for the scholarship.  Each student was awarded a blue and gold honor cord, which Executive Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs Suresh Subramani explained signifies our pledge to help them throughout their academic career.  The event was held at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

When the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program was established two years ago, the scholarships were offered to eligible, low-income students from UC San Diego’s three partner high schools.  It has since been expanded to include qualified students from three community colleges – Southwestern College, San Diego City College and Imperial Valley College – as well as students from Reality Changers who have completed UC San Diego’s Academic Connections program, and California students enrolled in federally recognized tribes.  A reception will be held next week for scholars from Imperial Valley.

Chancellor's Associates Scholars from Southwestern College with SWC President Melinda Nish and EVC Subramani

Chancellor's Associates Scholars from San Diego City College with SDCC President Anthony Beebe and EVC Subramani

Students posed for pictures with family and friends in a photo booth.