What is the Jacobs Scholarship?

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.


  • Research opportunities as early as the first quarter
  • Connection to an extensive alumni network
  • Mentorship from senior JSS members
  • A community of innovative, driven and creative minds

Who are the Jacobs 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. There are about 10 recipients each year.

What Makes Us Special?

Jacobs School Scholars are always involved in projects, research, student organizations and community events. We are ambitious, excited and always looking for a challenge. Extending beyond academics, the Jacobs School Scholar Society forms the heart of the engineering department at UC San Diego.

One of our scholars working as an engineering intern.