Inclusion, Engagement, and Transformation

The Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center (TRSP) serves a diverse population of students and is dedicated to providing programs and services in support of the academic and personal success of transfer, re-entry, and student parents. As a supportive and inclusive community, we are committed to increasing students access to and awareness of campus resources and enrichment opportunities. The center also promotes campus and community engagement and leadership development that enrich and support students' academic and professional goals. The Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center carries out the University commitment to access and equity for students and plays a key role in campus outreach and recruitment of transfer, re-entry, and student parents through participation in programs and events at Bay Area community colleges.



  • Courses for new and continuing students
  • The Outstanding Faculty Series
  • Academic Strategy and Enrichment Workshops
  • Connections to and mentorship from experienced students - Major Insights
  • Community building social events and activities
  • Mentorship and Internship opportunities
  • Resources designed for transfer students, re-entry students, student parents, independent students, and student veterans respectively
  • Professional staff available for problem solving and support
  • Scholarships and prizes designed for members of our learning community
  • Connections to student associations like the Re-entry Transfer Student Association for Recruitment and Retention, the Student Parent Association, and The Cal Veterans Group
  • Campus resource information
  • Community center for studying, reading, relaxing, and meeting other students
  • Information and resources for students interested in the readmission process

Scholarships & Prizes

The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program funds several Osher Reentry Scholars with awards of up to $5,000 for the academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate re-entry student at UC Berkeley who has experienced a considerable gap in the pursuit of his or her education and who can look forward to a significant number of years of workforce participation
  • Must have completed at least one regular term (Fall or Spring) at UC Berkeley
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from all colleges attended
  • All applicants must have filed a FAFSA and be eligible to receive financial aid.

Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship was created by the Cruz family to preserve Zachary's memory, and to reward excellence in public education supporting the University's commitment to access, equity, and inclusion, and to give back to the communities of Ventura County and the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Cruz family was proud to raise their son. In 2012, the Zachary Cruz Memorial Scholarship awarded a combined total of $10,000 to five UC Berkeley students. In 2013, the Scholarship awarded $10,000 to four students. Amount of the 2014 award to be determined, but we anticipate the endowment will again meet the historical average.

Currently enrolled student parents and transfer students are eligibile to apply upon meeting eligibility qualifications

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Beverly Mullins Memorial Scholarship was created to give financial assistance to leaders who are single Re-entry student/parents. Up to $5,000 will be distributed each year to a selected student has been admitted to UCB. For more information and an application...

Application Deadline: April 25, 2011

The Judith Lee Stronach Re-entry Prizes in Poetry and Prose were established by Judith Lee Stronach in 1993 for re-entry students (undergraduate students who have a gap of five years or more between high school and college and graduate students who have a gap of five years or more between undergraduate and graduate studies). The prizes consist of two awards in the amount of $2,000 each for poetry (five poems) and prose (unpublished, any length). These prizes are co-administered by the English Department and TRSP.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013

The Celia J. Peeler Award is presented annually to a community college student who enrolls at UC Berkeley following participation in the Starting Point Mentorship Program. This award is not merit or need based. Our goal is to reward a student with a personal vision of assistance to others and to help him or her achieve that vision.



Interested in applying to UC Berkeley for Admission?
Contact in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Fabrizio Mejia - Executive Director, Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence

Lorena Valdez - Program Director, Transfer Student Services

Ron Williams - Program Director, Re-entry Student and Veteran Services

Luis Hernandez - Academic Achievement Counselor - Cal Veteran Services

Ginelle Perez - Program Director, Student Parent Programs and Services

Ariane DeVore - Student Services Project Specialist - Student Parent Services

Deborah Lowe Martinez - Program Director, Cal Independent Scholars Network