Four Santa Monica College students received Transfer Alliance Program scholarships from UCLA that they will use when they begin classes at the university’s Westwood campus this fall.

The students are Tyna Ahdout of Beverly Hills, Maia Baghashvili of Glendale, Alfred Wade Hartoon of Los Angeles and Parham Zarrini of Beverly Hills.

In all, 65 transfer scholarships were awarded to community college students transferring to UCLA from throughout the state.

Selection as a Transfer Alliance Scholar entitles the transfer student to an academic scholarship of at least $5,000 a year.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year if students achieve a B or better grade point average at UCLA, complete 45 units by fall 2007 and participate in or commit to doing undergraduate research.