Crankstart Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students

Opportunity name: Crankstart Scholarship Program for California Community College Transfer Students
Minimum qualifications: Available to undergraduate students who have transferred to SJSU within the last 4 years from a California Community College who demonstrate financial need, academic promise and have a commitment to obtain their Bachelor degree. Full-time students and part-time students are eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients may be considered for renewal awards as long as they continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree.
Students must complete the Intent to Enroll process on NextSteps by May 1st.
College and Department: Campus wide
Number of awards and award amount: # awarded varies, up to $2500 each
Application dates: Application available January – May 1 to be awarded for following academic year
Major: Open to all majors
Class level: Open to transfer students from California Community College
Enrollment requirement: At least half-time enrollment
Financial need: Yes
GPA requirement: None

Preference given to:

  1. Newly admitted students
  2. Have not been awarded any other scholarships (at time of selection)
  3. Expected Family Contribution (as determined by FAFSA): $0 – $8000
  4. Cumulative GPA: > 3.25
  5. Participation in extracurricular activities
  6. Highest reviewer scores*
  7. Highest GPAs

*Applications are reviewed by a committee and scored based on answers provided by the applicant. Each answer is reviewed for:

  • relevance to the question
  • spelling, grammar, and college level writing
  • creativity

Scholarship winners will be notified by email no later than September 1.