We advise you to research opportunities you might be interested in. Think about your own goals and which opportunities align with your interests. Are you looking for opportunities to study abroad? To fund your graduate study here in the US? Are you looking to fund a project or other activity?
Research what the scholarship foundation is looking for, and start preparing early. When you’re ready to get started, attend an info session or request a one-on-one appointment.
Part of preparing to apply involves a process of introspection and goal setting. This is a challenging process, but it is what makes applying for competitive scholarships so valuable. Set aside enough time to take it seriously.
Several national scholarships require either UCLA’s endorsement or nomination. For these scholarships, we have a campus application process with a deadline substantially earlier than the scholarship foundation’s deadline.
We ask for a draft of your application, unofficial transcripts, a detailed resume, and letters of recommendation. See scholarship descriptions for deadlines and application requirements.
Please be aware that some scholarships – such as Rhodes and Mitchell – restrict feedback on personal statements.