UConn to offer scholarships to community college transfers

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STORRS — The University of Connecticut plans to offer scholarships to help community college students who transfer to the flagship university complete their bachelor’s degree.

UConn announced Monday that it will begin awarding qualified community college transfers $8,000 over two years beginning next fall.

The President to President Scholarship Program will be open to those who earn associates degrees from any of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges, obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and are recommended by an academic adviser and the president of their community college.

The scholarships will become part of the program between the community college system and UConn, which guarantees admission to those students who complete necessary courses and meet academic milestones at the community colleges to transfer into UConn as juniors.