Hearts and Scholars is an annual event that unites UC San Diego scholarship recipients with the philanthropists who support them. This year’s dinner attracted the largest audience of scholarship supporters. Chancellor Khosla shared with the crowd the important impact of scholarships, as they transform students’ lives and the UC San Diego community for the better because each scholarship has a ripple effect as our students use their education to change our world. The Chancellor expressed his pride in our students’ dedication and efforts to give back to their communities and his optimism for their future accomplishments.
He also emphasized that being a student-centered university is the foremost priority of our university and our Campaign for UC San Diego. Two new scholarship programs were announced at this year’s dinner: the Steve and Sue Hart Student Success Endowment, a visionary leadership gift supporting scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, and mental health counseling for students, and the Karen and Jeff Silberman Chancellor’s Associates Inspiration Challenge, a historic $1 million program matching dollar-for-dollar gifts to support Chancellor’s Associates Scholarships.