Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | October 2016
In This Issue
Community Corner
Fall Quarter
Greetings Chancellor's Associates Scholars,

We hope everyone had a great summer. We're excited to have you back and are ready for the Fall quarter!

In this first Fall quarter edition of the newsletter, you will find PLENTY of opportunities to grow and learn.  We hope you'll take the time to review all the opportunities happening on and off campus! If you have any questions on applying to any of these great opportunities, or have questions about how to plan for the next quarter, year, or couple of years, please stop by and visit us in our new office!  Click here for step-by-step directions to our new office

We will be sharing some helpful information to get involved on campus  and opportunities to help prepare for your journey at UC San Diego. Seize new opportunities to learn and grow!

In this issue you will find:
We also encourage you to visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to help you keep up-to-date with CASP. You can find the calendar by clicking on "CASP Calendar" on the homepage.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

CPLwelcome162016 Cohort Requirement - CPL Welcome
CASP Peer Mentorship Program (CASP Peer Leaders)
The CASP peer mentorship program is offered exclusively for Chancellors Associates Scholars and gives each student an opportunity to work with CASP Peer Leaders (CPLs) who serve as resources and support. CPLs work with a caseload of 8-12 CASP students in providing support and counseling related to academic, personal, and sociocultural issues affecting their college transition. The role of the CPL is to foster a welcoming, safe, and inclusive community among entering students and to encourage student development and identity awareness through peer mentoring meetings.


FW16Family Weekend
October 21-23, 2016
Join our special campus-wide tradition and celebrate our 9th Annual UC San Diego Family Weekend! Spend the weekend with your student, have fun, and learn more about UC San Diego because you're Tritons, too!
Details for Family Weekend can be found at Take a look at a snapshot of the schedule. While we hope most events are locked in place, please know that start times, locations and details are subject to change. Get excited and we will see you on October 21-23!

Fee Waivers
Fee waivers for Family Weekend are available on a first come, first served basis for families in special financial need. To request a fee waiver, download this form, fill it out, and submit it via email, mail, or fax using the contact information on the form. Your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made in consultation with the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Contact our staff via email,, or phone, (858) 534-7273 if you have further questions.  

advanceparoleTravel Abroad on DACA
The Undocumented Student Services Center is having an information session next
Friday, October 7th  on the process to travel abroad for certain undocumented students. The info session will be held at the Raza Resource Centro and led by an immigration attorney from the UC Undocumented Legal Service Center.  Lunch will be provided, please RSVP at UNDOC@UCSD.EDU!

mcnairThe UCSD McNair Program

The UCSD McNair Program facilitates research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor in the winter and spring quarters of 2017 and during an 8-week summer program from late June through mid-August of 2017.  In the summer, thirty McNair students in all academic fields receive a $2,800.00 research stipend, free on-campus housing, and a free GRE preparatory course.  McNair Scholars also participate in a series of seminars designed to prepare them for graduate study and careers in research. 
To be eligible for the UCSD McNair Program, students must be UCSD juniors or seniors in the Winter Quarter of 2017 (90+ units) and must be either (1) a first-generation college student from a household qualifying as "low income" by Federal standards or (2) a member of an ethnic group underrepresented in American universities (African American, Native American, Chicano/Latino or Pacific Islander). 
Currently-through October 20th - we are accepting applications for admission to the Program.  We seek applications from students who are juniors or seniors at UCSD in 2016-2017 (all majors welcome). 
Applications are due on Sunday, October 20th for the 2016-2017 McNair Program and should be submitted online.  To submit an application, find the UCSD McNair Program website by clicking here.
The application requires a letter of recommendation (preferably by a faculty member from UCSD or from a previous school if you recently transferred to UCSD), tax records of from the most recent year, and a statement of purpose (among other requirements) and so students should begin the application process as soon as possible.  Students may save their work on the application and then return to complete and submit it at a later time. 
Thomas K. Brown, Ph.D.
Telephone: 858-534-2937
Room 206, Old Student Ctr. B
La Jolla, CA 92093-0311

aspeninstituteWilliam Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color.  Click here to visit the website for more information.

Internship Availability: Spring 2017 (January-May)
Application Deadline: November 22, 2016
Award Notification: December 20, 2016
Internship Availability: Summer 2017 (May-August)
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017
Award Notification: April 18, 2017
Internship Availability: Fall 2016 (August-December)
Application Deadline: September 8, 2016
Award Notification: September 22, 2016
Applications are considered three times annually.
About the Fellowship
The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grant making foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
Requirements: Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.
Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:
1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
2. Excellent research and writing skills;
3. Demonstrated financial need; and
4. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.
This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. Fall and Spring interns will work part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer interns will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Fellowship Compensation: Fellows will be compensated on an hourly basis in the fall, spring and summer.
Questions: Contact Rachel Pulley at
writinghelpThe Writing + Critical Expression Hub (Writing Help!)
Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | |
What? Free help for writers
Where? Geisel Library, Ground Floor West (part of the Teaching + Learning Commons)
When? Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm / Friday 9am-6pm / Sunday 4pm-8pm
How? Make an appointment at  //  Walk-in tutoring Monday-Thursday 5pm-7pm

Visit to learn more
mathhelpHelp with Math
Need help with math? Visit the Supplemental Instruction website for the schedule for your math class.

You can also visit the Math website to learn about more resources, or sign up for a group study session at OASIS.

Not sure where to start to look for help? Contact us at so we can walk you through the different resources. 
uclivingarchiveTell Us How UC It: A Living Archive
The UC San Diego Library is creating a "living archive" as an alternative way to highlight awareness, provide a space for dialogue, preserve and document the events related to UC San Diego history.

Find more details here:
Deadline: November 30th
Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a current student at UC San Diego
Submit your creative work. Join the conversation!
impostorFeel like an impostor?
Maybe you rocked the SATs and got into the school you barely dared apply to. Or you won three consecutive track meets and broke your own record. But that was luck. There's no way you belong here...
Feeling like a fraud much? It's called  impostor syndrome , or the  impostor phenomenon , and it's a thing. Here's what you need to know, and seven ways to crush those fraudulent feelings before they crush you.
ferpaStudent Privacy and the Release of Private Information
The Registrar's Office has the custodial responsibility for maintaining the integrity of student records and data. The disclosure of information from student records is governed by the Federal 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), by the State of Calif
ornia Educational Code, and by University of California policy.  Student information is  highly confidential. It is made available to other offices on campus under a provision of the law that permits disclosure without the written consent of students to "personnel within the institution determined by the institution to have legitimate interest."  Students have the right to restrict any or all of their information.  Legislation and policies may classify student information such as name, address, phone number, college, major, level, and degrees awarded as public or directory information.  Only the Registrar should release this information to third parties.

Public Information
Unless specifically restricted by the student, UCSD considers the following to be public information:
  • Student Name
  • Campus/local address
  • Campus/local telephone number
  • Permanent home address
  • Permanent home telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • College and major
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and honors received
  • Officially recognized activities (not currently maintained on ISIS)
  • E-mail addresses

naccsNational Association of Chicanx Research Conference

ncoreNational Conference on Race & Ethnicity In Higher Education (NCORE)
The NCORE conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.

The NCORE Student Scholarship supports a paid conference registration for each student recipient. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. It is hoped that the scholarship awards will serve as an incentive for higher education institutions to support student participation in the conference.
ibpInstitute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Students can browse 77 different fellowship and scholarship listings by clicking here.
Or, use the advanced search feature to narrow down your selections. 
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