ACC Alumni Bridge Scholarship

The ACC Alumni Bridge Scholarship was created to help provide financial assistance to American Career College Alumni who enroll in an On-Ground or Online Program at West Coast University. The scholarship helps support a student’s career pathway and educational pursuits.

Applications Open: February 1st and August 1st
Application Deadline: May 1st and November 1st

Recipients will be notified on June 1 and December 1 and will be recognized via Alumni Association communications and events.

Award Amount: $1,500 per recipient, non-recurring. Will be applied against the student’s existing tuition & fee charges for the upcoming term.

Application Submission Process: Applicants must submit the scholarship application online, email, or to the Department of Alumni Relations and Events, located at 151 Innovation Drive, Irvine, CA 92617.

  • Official ACC transcript as proof of graduation.
  • One faculty reference letter, please direct reference to click here to access the recommendation form. 
  • Resume
  • Personal statement, 250-word minimum. Please include the following:
    • What are your career goals?
    • How will your experience at ACC assist you in your WCU education?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Application must be submitted prior to the start of the student’s first academic term at WCU.
  • Be an ACC Graduate and a full-time, degree-seeking candidate of West Coast University.
  • Student’s cumulative GPA from ACC must be 2.6 or higher and be in good standing with WCU.
  • All WCU programs are eligible.
  • Should a student withdraw from the university during the term, unused funds will be remitted back to the WCU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
  • If chosen, additional paperwork may be required.

Financial Aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

Complete the Application below

Please upload your 250+ word personal statement expressing what being WCU Proud means to you? Be sure to include future goals, any involvement in campus activities, academic honors/awards received, memberships while attending school. Also include your hobbies, outside interests/activities and school-related volunteer work you've done. (File types accepted: WORD, PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF):

How did you hear about this scholarship?


Please direct your references to click here in order to access the recommendation form.


Please upload the following documents. All documents are required. (File types accepted: WORD, PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF):


Copy of transcript



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