Ruth Soloman Hoffman Scholarship

Dr. Alan Hoffman, a prominent Merced pediatric dentist, and his wife, Georgina, established an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Hoffman’s late mother, Ruth Solomon Hoffman, who served 20 years on the staff of UCLA as administrative assistant in the Cashiers Department. The Hoffman’s wanted to achieve two goals with this commitment: acknowledging their educational experiences at the university through assisting the new campus and supporting worthy young people in achieving their educational goals.

Eligibility Criteria: Student eligibility is automatically determined based on your UC Admissions Application. Awarded to transfer students entering UC Merced from the San Joaquin Valley region; Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus or Tulare counties. Must complete a FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd of the award year and demonstrate financial need. Must have a entry GPA of 3.25 or higher and demonstrate academic excellence. Must maintain full time enrollment for both fall and spring terms.