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Scholarships for Entering Transfer Students

Learn about scholarships that are administered by UCSD for new transfer students.

How to apply for the transfer student scholarship below:

  1. File your UC Admissions Application by the November 30 deadline.
  2. File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 2 to demonstrate financial need. You must qualify for financial need to be considered for transfer scholarships.
  3. UCSD will notify scholarship recipients by May 1. Check your awards status online using MyApplication.

Regents Transfer Student Scholarships

The Regents Transfer Student Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduate students at the University of California. Regents Scholarships are merit scholarships, selected on the basis of academic excellence, and receive a $4,000 honorarium paid at $2,000 per year in each of their 2 undergraduate years (plus other special privileges).

Entering transfer students who have demonstrated financial need receive additional scholarship and/or grant funds to meet the financial need for 2 undergraduate academic years, excluding any non-resident tuition costs. Your FAFSA establishes your financial need.

Chancellor's Associates Scholarship: Registered Members of Federally Recognized Tribes

  • Awarded to:
    • Entering transfer students from San Diego & Imperial Counties who are registered (enrolled) members of federally recognized tribes, admitted to UCSD, meet the UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Program (CA Residents with total family income of $80,000, with financial need).
  • Award: A 2-year award up to $20,000, paid at up to $10,000 per year.

Chancellor's Associates Scholarship: San Diego City College, Imperial Valley College or Southwestern College

  • Awarded to:
    • Selected students from among the Fall 2015 admitted students from San Diego City College, Imperial Valley College or Southwestern College that meet the UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Program (CA Residents with total family income of $80,000 or less, with financial need). Additional criteria may include, but is not limited to, showed academic promise and a commitment to obtaining a baccalaureate degree, is a 1st generation student, persevered through difficult life circumstances, was an orphan or foster child, is a parent with dependent children, is a re-entry student, or is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the U.S.
  • Award: A 2-year award up to $20,000, paid at up to $10,000 per year.

Engelhorn Family Scholarships

  • Awarded to students who:
    • Participate in the UniversityLink
    • Have high financial need
    • Have a 3.0+ GPA
  • Preference given to first-generation college students
  • Award is up to $2,000 annually for 2 undergraduate years at UCSD

Osher Foundation Scholarships

  • Awarded to students who:
    • Enter from a California Community College
    • Have high financial need
    • Have high GPA
    • Are student parents
  • Award is up to $2,500 annually for 2 undergraduate years at UCSD, additionally a few one year awards may be available

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Questions?

Visit the Financial Aid Office in person or contact the Scholarship Office, (858) 534-1067.