Founded in 1996 as the Scholarship Resource Center, the Center for Scholarships & Scholar Enrichment guides students through the scholarship process. Many students and families are concerned about rising education costs and the impact of student debt, and events such as Covid have deepened economic strain. At UCLA, the CSSE addresses this challenge in a multidimensional way, supporting students through all aspects of the scholarship search and application process.
Through workshops, individual counseling, and other services, we work with all UCLA students, regardless of major or financial aid eligibility.
Empowering students to graduate with less debt – or ideally, no debt at all.
Enriching students’ experience: From research to creative activities, from public service to study abroad, we mentor students and help them secure funding to pursue the opportunities they dream of.
Supporting students: Our Center administers donor-funded scholarships for the Division of Undergraduate Education and stewards scholarship recipients through to graduation.
Cultivating crucial skills. Our students gain skills that they carry with them far beyond the university: writing, goal setting, self presentation, interviewing, and more.
Transforming students’ futures: We mentor candidates for nationally competitive scholarships and host UCLA’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society.