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The Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Awards Program was established in 1993 by former chancellor Karl S. Pister to increase opportunities for talented California community college students who want to transfer to UCSC. Awards are $10,000 per year for two years. All nominated candidates must have overcome adverse socioeconomic circumstances, have a demonstrated commitment to assisting and improving the lives of others, and have financial aid eligibility.

Candidates are nominated by the presidents of each of the 13 regional community college in California. The nominations are reviewed by the Leadership Opportunity Awards Screening Committee, and one student from each college will be selected to receive the award. 

For more information, contact the EVC Transfer Center Scholarship Liaison to UCSC Scholarship at

2021 UCSC Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program application

Campus Deadline has passed. Details with new deadline begin to get promoted  starting November 2021. 

Santa Clara University (SCU) Transfer Scholarship  

This award is available to qualifying undergraduate students who transfer to Santa Clara University in the fall quarter from one of the  Bay Area Community Colleges.  

  • Awardees must have completed a minimum of 30 transferable semester units (or equivalent) when applying for admission  
  • Awardees must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average when applying for admission 
  • All students who have an approved Transfer Admission Agreement and complete an SCU transfer admission application by the admission application deadline will automatically be awarded the SCU Transfer Scholarship 
  • Awards: range from $5,000 to $10,000 per academic year 
  • Renewable for up to three (3) academic years in consecutive quarters (not including summer sessions) 
  • Students who have been awarded scholarships from local Bay Area community-based organizations (CBOs, 501c3) will receive up to $5,000 in additional matching funds per academic year and are renewable for up to three (3) academic years in consecutive quarters (not including summer sessions) 
  • FAFSA must be submitted in order to be considered 
  • Must meet satisfactory academic progress 
  • Full-time enrollment and any other renewal criteria 
  • Coordinated with federal, state and other University aid 

Requirements, per SCU: 

  1. TAA's are only for the College of Arts and Sciences (excluding Economics), and only for the fall term. 
  2. As stated on the TAA form, at least two-thirds of the required subject areas must be completed at the time of submission. For example, English, Math, and Science are required, thus, two of those three areas must be complete at the time the TAA is submitted. The third subject area can be in progress at the time of submission. 
  3. Unofficial or official transcripts must be submitted with the signed TAA. PDF format only. 
  4. Keep in mind official transcripts are needed to complete the Common Application. The GPA requirement is a cumulative GPA, for all classes, from all institutions attended.  
  5. Final documents must be sent directly from Evergreen Valley College Counselor email domain.  
  6. Feb 1 is the priority submission date from the community colleges's to SCU office, with a recommended application deadline of March 15; an approved TAA is a guarantee of admission, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible 

Submission Procedure, per SCU:  

  1. The student must schedule an one hour appointment with EVC Counselor, and must have ready and completely fill-out the TAA form with all college transcripts prior to meeting. 
  2. The EVC Counselor reviews the transcripts to ensure all TAA requirements are met, signs the TAA and sends (electronically is preferred) the TAA and transcripts to SCU; to
  3. The TAA and transcript(s) are reviewed and either approved or denied. And that decision is communicated back to the designated counselor as promptly as possible. 
  4. Students must still apply to the university via the Common Application by deadline (check their website for new deadline). 
  5. Students are encouraged to apply sooner for a quicker response. 
  6. The student should email the SCU Transfer coordinator directly (ahowellwilliams@scu.eduonly after they have submitted the Common Application and app fee, indicating that they have done so and that they are a TAA applicant. 

Transfer Funding Opportunities Workshops 

How to make Arizona State University (ASU) affordable to California Students? 

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Spring 2021 workshop already passed. New workshop dates & time will be posted as they become available 

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Event Description: Virtual event is for California students seeking funding opportunities to make an out of state institution financially realistic. Sessions provides an in-depth look at the cost, but also provide ALL of the funding opportunities at ASU to lower the cost.

Register in advance to event through ASU Workshop Registration site

Disclaimer: Scholarship list is limited to Transfer Universities who submit their scholarship to EVC Transfer Center

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