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Regents' Scholarship for Entering Transfer Students

The Regents' Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship UC Irvine offers to transfer students entering from a California Community College.

Award Amount
The amount of the award is established each year.

In addition to the scholarship award, Regents' Scholars also receive other benefits from the University. Regents' Scholars receive a priority window for class registration, graduate level library privileges, Regents' Scholar notation on official transcripts and an offer of guaranteed on-campus housing.

Application Process
The Regents' Scholarship is awarded based on the information gathered on the UC Application for Admission and Scholarships. No additional materials are required nor considered in the selection process. To be considered for the Regents' Scholarship, you must apply for fall admission by November 30. Applicants for winter or spring quarter are not eligible.

Transfer students must also complete the section requesting the number of quarter units they will complete prior to transferring AND the section that requests the number of units from a California Community College. Be sure to complete all required sections of the application, especially the "Release Authorization" section. This section authorizes the University to release your qualifying information to outside agencies for additional scholarship consideration.

Selection Process
The selection committee conducts a comprehensive review of the applicant pool to determine the student's strength and breadth of academic preparation. Selection is based on a comprehensive review of the admissions application, including, but not limited to test scores and grades. To be eligible for the Regents' Scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, an international student with a valid visa or students qualifying under AB130 or AB131. Only students who fall under these categories are eligible for the Regents' Scholarship.

Award Notification
Award notifications will be sent out to transfer recipients in early April.

Continuing Eligibility for Scholarship
Transfer Regents' scholars are eligible to renew their scholarship for one additional year (for a total of two years). To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and complete a minimum of 12 units per quarter. Appeals and exceptions are reviewed on a case by case basis.

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102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
Fax: (949) 824-4876 (fax)

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