FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2006
Five Students Receive Scholarships to UCLA
Five College of the Canyons students bound for UCLA were amongst the 65 outstanding students to receive a Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) scholarship for the 2006-07 school year.
Scholarship recipients, Johnny Bontemps, Tiklat Issa, Andres Medina, Rose Silvas, and Donovan Smith completed the TAP Honors/Scholars Program while at College of the Canyons.
"I was pretty ecstatic," said recipient Donovan Smith when he received the news. "I know there are a lot of things I wanted to accomplish while at UCLA. Besides majoring in Mathematics and Economics, I want to join the opera and choir groups and become fluent in Japanese. With this scholarship, I don't have to worry so much about money."
TAP scholars are entitled to an academic scholarship of at least $5,000 per year, made possible through generous donations to UCLA. Scholarships can also be renewed a second year if students have achieved a grade point average of 3.0, completed 45 units and have participated in or are committed to participating in undergraduate research while at UCLA.
"College of the Canyons offers countless resources for transfer students, such as the Hite and Honors program and transfer alliance programs," said Sue Bozman, dean of district communication, marketing and external relations. "We want to ensure that students have a successful and smooth transition to four-year universities and are just as capable as their fellow peers."
Since 1985, College of the Canyons has been developing special transfer alliance agreements with the colleges and universities to which most of our students transfer. COC has special transfer alliances with several four-year institutions, such as UCLA.
Students who join one of these transfer alliances can benefit from receiving special priority consideration for admission, and possible special consideration for scholarships and housing.
For more information regarding the TAP program at College of the Canyons visit the college's website at www.canyons.edu or call (661) 362-5333.