TAP awards to ease transition

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Five College of the Canyons students bound for the University of California, Los Angeles, were among the 65 awarded a Transfer Alliance Program 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,” Smith said. “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. Scholarships can also be renewed a second year if a student achieves a grade-point average of 3.0, complete 45 units and participate in undergraduate research while at UCLA. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“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,” said Sue Bozman, Canyons’ dean of district communication, marketing and external relations. Since 1985, College of the Canyons has been developing special transfer alliance agreements with the colleges and universities to which most of its students transfer. Canyons 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 information regarding the TAP program at College of the Canyons, visit the college’s Web site at www.canyons.edu or call (661) 362-5333.last_img read more