Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | September 2017
Community Corner
CASP 101 2017 | Summer 2017
Greetings Chancellor's Associates Scholars,

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer!  In July we officially welcomed to campus the 2017 cohort of CASP scholars at CASP 101. We're excited to grow our CASP community with our newest students. We hope that continuing CASP scholars will take the time to reach out during Welcome Week to meet the first-year students and new transfers. CASP is so much more than a scholarship; it is a community. 

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 casp@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

FA17datesIMPORTANT FALL QUARTER DATES


Friday, September 22
Tuition due/Registration fee payment deadline
Deadline to waive mandatory health insurance
Sunday - Saturday, September 24 - 30
Welcome Week
Thursday, September 28
First Day of Classes
Thursday, September 28
CASP Academic Year Kickoff
 
Friday - Sunday, October 20 - 22
Family Weekend
Register at parents.ucsd.edu
 
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day
(No Classes/University Closed)
Thursday - Friday, November 23 - 24
Thanksgiving Holiday
(No Classes/University Closed)
 
Friday, December 8
Last Day of Classes
Saturday - Sunday, December 9-16
Finals Week
Wednesday, December 13
Tuition due/Registration fee payment deadline
Deadline to waive mandatory health insurance
Sunday, December 17
Residence Halls close at Noon

caspkickoff17CASP ACADEMIC YEAR KICKOFF
Please note this is an invitation-only event. 
If you did not receive our invitation, please e-mail us at casp@ucsd.edu

toolsTOOLS TO GET READY FOR FALL QUARTER
reqsCASP REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST - ALL COHORTS
Checklist NEW INCOMING 2017 COHORT STUDENTS:
In order to maintain good standing with CASP, you must make sure that you follow the CASP Eligibility Checklist. Please take the time to review it again before beginning the fall quarter.
 
CONTINUING 2ND YEAR STUDENTS (2016 COHORT):
Meet with your College academic advisor at least once per quarter
Attend Faculty Speaker Series (as your schedule permits)
Reapply for FAFSA
Attend CASP Study jam the Friday before Finals Week every quarter (as your schedule permits)
 
CONTINUING 3+ YEAR STUDENTS (2013, 2014, AND 2015 COHORTS):
Meet with your academic advisor as needed
Attend Faculty Speaker Series (as your schedule permits)
Reapply for FAFSA
Attend CASP Study jam the Friday before Finals Week every quarter (as your schedule permits)
 
If you have any questions, please email casp@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-8366.

osdSERVICES AT UC SAN DIEGO FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Dear CASP Students:
 
If you are a student with a disability and you received accommodations in high school or on any standardized assessments such as the ACT or SAT or on AP exams, we want to hear from you.
 
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) works with students who have temporary or permanent limitations due to psychological and learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, chronic health issues, physical or mobility impairments including vision and hearing loss, and those who are on the autism spectrum.  Through the interactive process, we will work with you on obtaining appropriate documentation and determining reasonable accommodations in classrooms, labs, campus living, and academic and non-academic programs.
 
For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, please call the OSD at 858.534.4382.  More information may be found here: http://disabilities.ucsd.edu/about/index.html.
 
We look forward to working with you!
- Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego
EDSFIRST-YEAR CASP STUDENT REQUIREMENT: EDS 50 & 150
videoNEW CASP VIDEO
Check out the new CASP video on our YouTube channel. Thank you to the CASP students who participated! Click on the image below, or visit http://bit.ly/meetcasp. 
CASP YouTube
urjUNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL

A student-run publication featuring original research and projects undertaken by students in all majors and disciplines.
 
Join us - Recruiting all staff (editors, writers, print/web designers).
 
Publish with us - Welcoming submissions from all disciplines for our second print issue
 
Please visit us at urj.ucsd.edu or e-mail us at urj@ucsd.edu for more information. 

linkedinCASP LINKEDIN
Professionals worldwide use  LinkedIn  to exchange career information, ideas and share opportunities.  Search and join hundreds of career and professional groups with access to thousands of UCSD alumni and students. The Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program LinkedIn Page can be found at http://linkedin.com/school/ucsdcasp. 
 
Chancellor's Scholars are also able to add UCSD CASP to their education and showcase to future employers as well as connect with other CASP Alumni.
 
Instructions to Add CASP to Education:
  • Go to your Profile
  • Go to "Education" and click on the + button
  • Type UC San Diego Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program in the "School" portion
    • o   A drop down list will appear, select UC San Diego Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
    • o   In "Degree", write Chancellor's Scholar
    • o   In "Field of Study", we recommend for you to add your major
    • Hit "Save"
Make sure to check out the Alumni page to connect with other Chancellor's Scholars .
 
Questions: Contact Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez at ksr002@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366.
View my profile on LinkedIn


fordfellowshipFORD FOUNDATION PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Ford Fellowship The Ford Foundation's Pre-Doctoral fellowship opportunity offers an annual stipend of $24,000, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, as well as access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows. The fellowship is also open to undocumented graduate students with DACA.
 
Here are the eligibility requirements:
  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
  • Individuals who as of the 2018 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
  • The deadline to apply is December 14, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

casp101photosCASP 101 PHOTO RECAP
CASP 101 2017
                                                                                                                                                   Photo Credit_ Erik Jepsen_UCSD Publications

Welcome to our new 2017 CASP cohort! We hope you all enjoyed CASP 101 and took away with you valuable resources and information that will help you be successful during your time at UC San Diego! A special thank you to Dr. Frances Contreras for being our keynote speaker this year, and to all the amazing staff that helped us with this year's event! A photo recap of CASP 101 can be found by clicking here.