UCLA College Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Scholarship

For entering transfer students who have completed the Scholars/Honors Program at their community college and received certification, the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Scholarship is a longstanding UCLA College scholarship initiative.

To be eligible, 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. 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 30
Supplemental Questions
  1. Did you complete the Scholars/Honors Program at your community college and receive an email from UCLA this spring inviting you to apply for the TAP Scholarship?
  2. Please name the California community college where you are completing the Scholars/Honors Program.
  3. Are you enrolled or planning to enroll in the UCLA College of Letters and Science this coming academic year?
  4. Have you filed the FAFSA or Dream Act Application for the upcoming academic year and made it available to UCLA or are you an F-1 or J-1 visa holder who can demonstrate financial need via the standard documentation for F-1 or J-1 visa holders?
  5. 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?
  6. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your key academic, leadership and community service experiences.
  7. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that summarizes your key academic interests and experiences and includes a brief statement of your intended major/minor and current career goals.
  8. Please upload a copy (PDF preferred) of your most recent unofficial community college transcripts
  9. 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. Letters from an Honors/Scholars Program Director, Coordinator or Counselor will also be accepted.
  10. Please provide the best cell phone number (nine digits with no dashes, spaces or parentheses) for the UCLA Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment to contact you regarding your scholarship if necessary.
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