UCLA College Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Scholarship

The UCLA College is pleased to announce the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Scholarship for entering transfer students at UCLA. Eligible students have completed the Scholars/Honors Program and received certification from their community college. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need.

Additionally, applicants’ citizenship status must fall into one of the following categories:
(1) U.S. citizens;
(2) Eligible non-citizens as defined by UCLA Financial Aid Office regulations; or
(3) F1 visa holders or J1 visa holders.

Applicants must submit a FAFSA (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa) or Dream Act Application (https://dream.csac.ca.gov/landing) and be eligible for need-based financial aid at UCLA. F1 and J1 visa holders will be notified regarding materials that must be submitted to establish financial need.

Note: Eligible non-citizen recipients and visa holders MUST verify their status prior to disbursement to remain in compliance with guidelines of the TAP Scholarship Program.

TAP Scholarships are awarded with generous assistance from the following donors:

Sam & Roslyn Berkman
Sherry Lynn Cagan
Henry B. & Elsie Clay
Robert G. & Janet S. Dunlap
Rose Gilbert
Michael & Celia Goodman
Jessie. W. Ingram
Mildred Johnson
Mary Kathryn (Taylor) Kappler Estate
Evans Ricciardi
Herman Roth
Hale S. Sparks
The Parents of Vincent L. Wang
Lew & Edie Wasserman

$5,000 -- renewable for second year; notification by July 31
Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you complete the Honors Program at your community college and receive an email from UCLA inviting you to apply for the TAP Scholarship?
  2. What specific research and/or creative interests inspired you to continue your education, and how do you wish to pursue these interests? What are your goals after you complete your UCLA degree?
  3. Have you filed the FAFSA or Dream Act Application?
  4. LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide a letter of support from an Honors/Scholars Program faculty member at your community college. Be sure to obtain permission from your recommender before submitting their name and email address. Your recommender will automatically receive a link prompting them to upload the recommendation via the UCLA Scholarship Portal. It is critical that the recommender meet the deadline or the portal will close and your application will be considered incomplete. Letters from an Honors/Scholars Program Director, Coordinator or Counselor will also be accepted. NOTE: IF YOU ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTIES SECURING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, please contact Mac Harris (Student Affairs Officer for the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center) at mharris@college.ucla.edu.