UC San Diego’s newest class of Chancellor’s Associates Scholars received a warm welcome from students, staff, faculty and university supporters at a recent reception held to kick off the academic year. Chancellor Khosla opened the program by congratulating the students on their admission to UC San Diego, and thanked all who have helped the scholars on their road to success.
“This is your home away from home; each and every one of you was specially chosen—you belong here,” he said. “I want you all to have confidence in your ability and faith in yourself. Your family, your community and your university are here to support you.”
He went on to explain that the honor cord they each received signifies the university’s pledge to serve them throughout their academic career—and that he hopes they will wear it again when they graduate as Tritons.
Chancellor Khosla created the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program in 2013 as a way to improve the educational pathway for local, ambitious students to attain a higher education. When paired with the UC Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan, the program essentially provides a full scholarship for eligible students, covering tuition, on-campus housing, books and more. More than just a scholarship, the program includes as summer transition program, leadership and communication seminars, peer and faculty mentoring and more.