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Prospective Students

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!

For Incoming Students:
  • Freshman Alumni Scholarships
    Application deadline: February 4, 2019
  • Transfer Alumni Scholarships
    The application opens April 1, 2019.

Key Information

Eligibility: Incoming Freshman & Community College Transfer students (See specific requirements below)

Award Range:

  • Freshman: $4,000 to $20,000* – paid over 4 years
  • Transfers: $4,000* – paid over 2 years

*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.


Types of Alumni Scholarships


Freshman Alumni Scholarships 

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.

Application deadline: February 4, 2019

Community College Transfer Alumni Scholarships 

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.


  • Applicants must attend UCLA beginning the fall quarter immediately after transferring.
  • Eligible students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA.
  • At the time they apply, applicants must have completed the equivalent of 90 UC-transferable quarter units, at least half of them from community colleges.

Benefits of Being an Alumni Scholar

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:

  • Membership in the prestigious Alumni Scholars Club (ASC)
  • Access to cutting-edge leadership development programming
  • Alumni-to-student mentoring
  • Networking opportunities with UCLA alumni
  • Eligibility to receive additional need-based funding

On behalf of every Bruin, we wish you luck on your application to UCLA!

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