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Academic Scholarships

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 listed here. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete an SCU Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA) by the TAA deadline of March  15.

  • 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

The Santa Clara University – Schott Family Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Stephen Schott, Owner and CEO of S.C.S Development Co. / Award Homes. Santa Clara University is a collegiate partner of the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship.

  • High school senior planning to attend Santa Clara University
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.4

Contact Mr. Lorenzo Gamboa for more information.

Army ROTC is a campus-based program offering several scholarships. Scholarships range from partial tuition to full tuition and may include Santa Clara University on-campus housing. For additional information contact the Department of Military Science at 1-408-554-6831.

Scholarships for Military Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide array of scholarships for students pursuing a specific major in their department. Navigate to each major to find an opportunity for more funding at SCU.

Art and Art History


Chemistry and Biochemistry





Ethnic Studies


Mathematics & Computer Science

Military Science

Modern Languages and Literature



Political Science & more

Religious Studies


Theater and Dance

Women’s and Gender Studies