Since 1936, UCLA Alumni have supported our newest Bruins through Alumni Scholarships. If you have demonstrated academic excellence, powerful leadership and a desire to effect positive change, apply to become an Alumni Scholar!
Eligibility: Incoming Freshman & Community College Transfer students (See specific requirements below)
*Additional need-based grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Alumni Scholarships Program and the Financial Aid Office. You may receive up to $5,000 for your first year in addition to your merit scholarship award.
Freshman Alumni Scholarships are awarded through an application screening and interview process by alumni volunteers. By completing one application, you will be considered to receive one of the many scholarships provided through the Alumni Scholarships Program. Scholarship awards are divided into equal annual installments to be paid over four years.
Extended application deadline: Monday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m. (PST)*
*The prospective student portal will reflect the Tuesday, February 19 deadline, which is solely for references. Students must submit their applications by Monday, February 18.
Community College Transfer Alumni Scholarships (CCTS) are for students transferring to UCLA from a Community College.
Scholarships are awarded through an application screening process by alumni volunteers. The scholarship award is divided into equal annual installments to be paid over two years.
Being an Alumni Scholar is more than just receiving a scholarship. Scholars are involved in campus events and organizations, increase their connections to the university, build their leadership skills at UCLA and stay involved as alumni. Benefits include: