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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 June 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.

Engelhorn Family Scholarships

  • Awarded to students who:
    • Participate in the UniversityLink or TAG program
    • 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

Please note:


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