Sharer Scholars Program

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The Sharer Scholars Program provides outstanding transfer students from California community colleges the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive support, a network of fellow transfer students, and an annual scholarship.

Students are considered based on their leadership potential, academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to their career. Sharer Scholars selects students who are pursuing majors in engineering, science, finance, business/commerce, economics, and/or careers in business/commerce and who plan to begin working upon graduation from Berkeley. Click here for detailed information regarding eligibility and selection criteria.

The program has several components:

  • Annual Scholarship and Financial Support: Based on financial need, Sharer Scholars receive up to $8,000 per year in scholarship, for two years, intended to reduce loan and/or work-study awards. 
  • Cohort and Community: Sharer Scholars are required to enroll in a Transfer Student Center first semester transition course. Among fellow new transfers students, participants learn how to effectively navigate UC Berkeley, identify resources, and develop their career plans. Additionally, Sharer Scholars participate in several cohort-based group gatherings several times a year.
  • Access to Academic Counseling: Sharer Scholars are required to complete two or more appointments with a Transfer Student Center academic counselor each semester. Participants benefit from assistance with academic planning, financial aid guidance, and preparing for opportunities beyond Berkeley including employment preparation and job search skills.