This scholarship recognizes community college outstanding transfer students.

Award Amount: $300


  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • eligibility for the Outstanding Transfer Student Scholarship is limited to community college transfer students
  • the student must have completed a minimum of two quarters at UCI as a Social Science major
  • unofficial transcripts from Registrar's Office (screenshots of your unofficial transcript is permissible at this time)
  • applicants are to submit a personal statement that will describe what your experiences have been like in your transition to UCI, what your success have been, any obstacles you had to overcome that impacted your path to UCI and how the scholarship funds will be used in pursuit of their educational goals
  • a CV is required
  • provide your name and UCI identification number on all documents
  • 2 UCI faculty recommendations required (send the following link to each faculty that will recommend you:

Online Application: CLICK HERE

Deadline: April 5, 2020


2019: Nicole Balbuena (Political Sciences, Sociology & Chicano/Latino Studies)

2018: Walter Ramirez (Political Science & Education Sciences)

2017: Daniela Estrada (Political Science)

2016: Ana Lomeli (Cognitive Sciences)

2015: Jennifer Wilson (Psychology)

2014: Hakop (Jack) Azatyan (Sociology)

2013: Shruti (Kriti) Sharma (International Studies)

2012: Eileen Lee (Anthropology)

2011: Zalaikha Lodin (Political Science)

2010: Eric Helms (Business Economics)

2009: Montrischa Wiilliams and Andrew Zaldivar

2008: Montrischa Williams and Sandra Zaca

2007: Seyed Hafez Adel and Rosa Noyola

Note: Prior to 2010, this scholarship was known as the Frank Lynch Transfer Student Scholarship.


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