You may have your tuition, fees, and books covered, but there’s much more to pay for to get the full university experience.
Not knowing where you’re going to live or where your next meal will come from greatly diminishes your ability to prosper — this is where we help.
The Sharer Foundation Scholarship provides financial and programmatic support to driven community college transfer students in order to lessen barriers of financial burden on their educational experience as they earn their Bachelor’s degree.
With reduced financial pressure, our scholars can pursue their studies with focus and optimism. Alongside a cohort of peers with similar backgrounds, feelings of isolation are replaced with affiliation and belonging, paving the path to successful personal and professional lives in school and after graduation.
The Sharer Foundation Scholarship is awarded to highly driven students that showcase academic excellence, leadership potential, and who have a goal-oriented career plan that will positively impact society.
We believe in giving back to a country that has given us so much, and that financial burden should not be a barrier to success for students with grit, talent, and leadership potential.
Our mission is to help well-deserving junior transfer students prosper during college and succeed after graduation.
I want to help determined community college students transferring to a university overcome the barriers of earning a Bachelor’s degree that exist for many students without the means.
By eliminating their financial concern and connecting them to resources and support at their university, Sharer Scholars can immerse themselves in their college experience, launch themselves into the work force upon graduation and have a direct impact on society.
Transitioning from a community college to a university can be isolating and asking for help can be intimidating. I want Sharer Scholars to ask for help and be provided with the support they need to complete their Bachelor's degree. I want them to know that asking for help doesn’t just benefit the person asking, it is also a feather in the cap of the person being asked and their honor to help.
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"Without the financial and moral support from this great program, my academic journey at Cal would have been very different. I am grateful to have had a chance to just focus on my studies without having to worry about my expenses, and I truly appreciate the Sharer Foundation."
"I feel confident, prepared, and supported to become an engineer. I will be the second person in my family to earn a degree, after my older brother who is now a lawyer. This scholarship allowed me to focus on my studies and participate in a competitive NASA program as well as become a lead in the UCI Solar Plane Team."
"Thank you for establishing this program because it honestly will be what I remember the most from my UC undergrad experience. Even during this time of hardship, I continue to feel a part of a wonderful community that is there for me when I need it."
Students transferring to University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce
Community college graduates who reside in Virginia and have been admitted to UVA McIntire School of Commerce.Apply
Students transferring to University of California Berkeley
Community college graduates who reside in California and have been admitted to UC Berkeley.Apply
Students transferring from Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College graduates who reside in California and have been admitted to any University of California or CA State University.Apply