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Bridge to Employment Scholarship for Recent College Graduates

Some of the areas of possible study for career changers or those wishing to add new skills to their resume include: Accounting; Business; Digital Arts; Education; Engineering and Defense Technology; English Language Studies; Foreign Languages; Healthcare and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Writing; Information Technology and Software Engineering; Law; Leadership and Management Development; Life Sciences; Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health; Photography, Art and Music, and Public Service and Social Responsibility.

The Bridge to Employment Scholarships for recent college graduates are automatically renewed, provided the recipient continues to pass their coursework and remains active in the certificate program. Scholarships cover tuition only, are non-transferable and carry no cash value.

Scholarships are awarded each academic quarter. Applications must be received by January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15. Recipients and non-recipients are notified by email by March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. Applications will be considered for the upcoming quarter. The UC San Diego Extension Scholarship Committee will review scholarship applications four times a year and reserves the right not to award a scholarship.

Recent college graduates are eligible to receive one of four merit scholarships awarded yearly for up to $5,500, for one of more than 100 certificate programs from UC San Diego Extension.

Be sure to state in your application what certificate you are applying for. In addition, explain why this is important to you in the statement of interest area of the application.

Who is Eligible?
  • Anyone who has received a bachelor's degree from any accredited college or university within the last five years
  • Anyone who has received a graduate degree from any accredited college or university within the last five years
Application Deadlines
  • Applications must be received by January 15, April 15, July 15, or October 15.

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Questions:

For more information call (858) 534-3455 or email unex-scholarships@ucsd.edu