Jacobs School Scholars

Recipients of the Jacobs School Scholarship are selected for their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, and innovative potential. Jacobs Scholars represent the top of the engineering applicants. The Jacobs Scholarship is a scholarship designed to help students set their futures in motion and covers the cost of all in-state tuition and fees. In addition, priority enrollment, amazing resources and a connection to the larger engineering community set Jacobs Scholars apart.

The scholarship includes a number of benefits including: a four-year scholarship that covers the full cost of in-state tuition, room and board; a four-year on-campus housing guarantee; priority course enrollment; and numerous professional development opportunities.


History of the Jacobs School Scholarship

The Jacobs School Scholars program was established in 2000 by Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs and Mrs. Joan Klein Jacobs to help the Jacobs School recruit the most talented undergraduate and graduate students.  Today close to 100 alumni of the Jacobs School Scholars Program are connected to the Jacobs School and each other, forming a strong network of young engineering leaders.


Key Benefits of being a Jacobs Scholar include

  • Priority Registration after their first enrolled quarter
  • Guaranteed On-campus Housing all 4 years
  • Change majors within the Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Personal, Professional and Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities with fellow Jacobs Scholars
  • Jacobs School Scholars Medal Upon Graduation



Contact Alejandra Arguelles at marguelles@ucsd.edu