Osher Grant Benefits Transfer Students


Qualified Cal Poly Pomona transfer students will greatly benefit from a generous donation from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

The Foundation has committed to donate $16 million to support endowed scholarships for California Community College students transferring to designated California State University campuses, including Cal Poly Pomona. This gift is part of the foundations overall $70 million private donation to the states community college system.

Cal Poly Pomona will share a total of $1 million each year that will go to 11 CSU campuses including Bakersfield, California Maritime Academy, Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, San Marcos and Stanislaus. Four campuses including Fullerton, Northridge, San Diego and San Jos will receive $1.25 million due to the large number of community college transfer students enrolled at these campuses.

Approximately 60 percent of California State University students transfer from a state community college. The endowment will provide $2,500 individual scholarships for hundreds of students to be used for fees, books or living expenses.