University of California, Riverside

Re-entry Scholarship

Formed in 1985 by 3 former re-entry students, Joyce Vickery, Barbara Moore, and Peggy Voss, to provide assistance to returning students (many single parents) working toward a bachelor’s degree, whose educations have been interrupted by two or more years.

Criteria for Selection

  • Can be an entering freshman, transfer student, or already enrolled UCR student
  • Must have had an interruption in their education of at least 2 years
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be age 25 or older
  • Pursuing bachelor’s degree at UCR in the 2018 fall quarter
  • Based on potential, past academic merit, and financial need
Number of Scholarships: varies
Amount of Scholarship: varies

Please note the following required documents:

  • Completed Application
  • Transcripts (official/sealed transcript required from most recent institution)
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Essay


The 2018/19 application has closed. The 2019/20 application will open during spring quarter of 2019.