Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled for at least one full year at Cabrillo College, Hartnell College or Monterey Peninsula College.

Each of the participating community colleges may nominate up to three students who meet the following scholarship criteria:

  • a woman with a history of outstanding academic and extracurricular success despite socioeconomic hardship
  • an intent to give back to her community
  • a California resident
  • a U.S. citizen, or legal noncitizen with permanent residency who is eligible for in-state tuition upon enrollment at a UC (https://www.ucop.edu/residency/residency-requirements.html ), or undocumented student who is eligible for UC enrollment through California’s Assembly Bill 540, which outlines specific eligibility requirements for noncitizens to attend UC schools.
  • a current student at one of the following community colleges: Cabrillo, Hartnell or Monterey Peninsula College
  • eligibility for free gift aid and approved Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act application
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • eligible for financial aid and not currently in default on a Title IV student loan
  • eligible for fall admission to a UC campus as a new junior-level transfer student
  • nominated to the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship by the president of the respective community college
  • Students applying to other large scholarships are eligible to apply to the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship, but lose eligibility if they are awarded, and accept, another large scholarship that causes their total scholarship amount to be over $20,000. The Foundation maintains this policy in order to ensure that as many students as possible receive scholarships to be able to attend the UC of their choice.
  • Students must be admitted to and enrolled at a University of California campus to receive funds. Upon enrollment, the Foundation provides the funds directly to the UC campus each relevant quarter or semester.

To maintain eligibility:

  • Students must use all scholarship funds within two years of community college graduation and must maintain full-time enrollment and good academic standing, a minimum 3.0 term GPA and 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Quarter/Semester Update of student progress must be sent to the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation at the end of each academic term.

The application process is handled by your community college; please direct questions to their scholarship offices.