This scholarship recognizes community college outstanding transfer students.

Award Amount: $1,000


  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • application open to community college transfer students
  • applicant must be a full-time continuing student and completed a minimum of two quarters at UCI as a Social Science major
  • completion of online UCI scholarship application available through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website

Online Application: CLICK HERE

Application Period: January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024


2022: Vladimir Schotkin Jr. (Sociology)

2021: Francesca Nicole Sassoon (Psychology)

2021: Yara Bojorquez (Political Science, International Studies)

2020: Juanita Lopez

2020: Umaima Sahibaza

2020: Nara Avakian (Sociology)

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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