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.
By completing one application, you will be considered to receive one of the many scholarships provided through the Alumni Scholarships Program:
Freshman Alumni Scholarships are awarded through an application screening and interview process by alumni volunteers. Scholarship awards are divided into equal annual installments to be paid over four years. Deadline: Feb. 19
Regional Interviews: March 31, April 7 & 8
National Finals Competition: Every April, top-scoring scholarship applicants participate in a competition at UCLA to potentially increase their base scholarship award up to $20,000 paid over four years. This competition is a 30-year tradition of the Alumni Scholarships Program. 2018 Competition: April 21 & 22
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. Deadline: May 15
Bunche Alumni Scholarships recognize and support UCLA students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. This scholarship continues the legacy of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche `27, who was class valedictorian, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a founder of the United Nations.
Is your parent or guardian a Bruin? The UCLA Alumni Legacy Scholarship is for academically talented undergraduate students who have a parent or guardian that is a UCLA degree holder. The applicant must be admitted to UCLA under the standard admissions process.
Want to join us in sunny California? Out-of-State Scholarships provide an outstanding opportunity for highly accomplished students from outside California to fund their UCLA education. The Out-of-State Alumni Scholarship is awarded through an application screening process with some regions requiring a local interview. The award is divided into equal annual installments – to be paid over four years for freshman, and two years for transfer students.
Out-of-State Scholarships are funded by UCLA alumni networks and generous philanthropic support of alumni throughout the country.
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: