Throughout their generosity, the University of California- San Diego offers numerous scholarships to students. Scholarships are gift aid, money you do not have to repay. Scholarships are awarded for either academic merit only, or merit and additional criteria such as major of interest, leadership, or financial need. First-year merit scholarships are based solely on academic achievement as reflected in your UC admissions application, and first-year restricted scholarships are awarded on academic merit plus additional criteria such as demonstrated financial need, field of interest, or leadership.
UC San Diego awards Chancellor's Scholarships to entering first-year students on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Chancellor's Scholars receive an honorarium of up to $5,000 per year in each of their 4 undergraduate years (up to $20,000 total). To be eligible, applicants must: be incoming freshmen; be a California resident; and, be either a US citizen, permanent resident, or California Dream Act students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.