Continuing AHC transfer-bound engineering majors are encouraged to apply for the following scholarship/mentoring program:

Enhancing Success in Transfer Education for Engineering Majors (ESTEEM)

ESTEEM is a competitive need-based and merit-based scholarship/mentorship program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and in cooperation with UC Santa Barbara. ESTEEM is open to continuing* AHC transfer-bound** Engineering majors. Academically talented engineering students with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply.

Please note that meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee an award. There are a limited number of awards available. Awards are based on both financial need and academic merit/potential.

For the 2018–19 academic year, an estimated 8–10 new scholarships will be awarded at up to $6,000 per year. If an ESTEEM Scholar maintains eligibility, the ESTEEM scholarship is renewed for a second year at AHC (pending continued program funding). Student who successfully transfer to UCSB and maintain ESTEEM eligibility will receive ESTEEM support at UCSB.

*   “Continuing” means you will be at AHC for the 2018-2019 school-year.
** “Transfer-bound” means you intend to transfer to a 4-year university.

For questions and details not covered in the application packet, please contact Dom Dal Bello

Application for 2018-2019 ESTEEM Program

General Information / Flyer  (1 pages) PDF format
Total Application Packet  (8 pages) Word format PDF format

Application Instructions & Application  (6 pages)

Word format PDF format

Recommendation Form  (1 page)

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Recommendation Form (fillable PDF)

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ESTEEM (Enhancing Success in Transfer Education for Engineering Majors) are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(S-STEM ) program.

Principal Investigator at AHC: D.J. Dal Bello,