Applications open in late March on

SRC Donor Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of alumni, donors and friends. For scholarships that require demonstrated financial need, applicants must submit a FAFSA   by March 2. 

If you are an incoming freshman applying for the CULVERSON, DELSON, JUNAMICI, or VARNEY Scholarship (offered in alternate years), apply at

For all of our other scholarships, apply at Applications for scholarships due May 31 and June 30 open in Late March.

Notification: For applications due in April, students will be notified before the SIR deadline. For applications due May 31, students will be notified by July 31. For applications due June 30, students will be notified by August 31. You will be notified whether you receive or do not receive a scholarship. 

To access the application-specific questions, you must first complete General Application in the UCLA Scholarship Portal (consisting of general info and a personal statement). Each donor scholarship also requires a personal statement. Your essays may overlap– for our applications, make sure you answer the prompt attached to the specific scholarship opportunity.

For other sources of UCLA-based funding, please consult the Financial Aid Office or search our list of UCLA resources.

Deadline Scholarship Name Scholarship Description
06/30 Acacia Fraternity Frank H. Reinsch Memorial Scholarship

Preference to sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of Acacia Fraternity members or Freemasons. $5,000 per year. Recipients of the Acacia Scholarship may renew the award each year until graduation if they remain in good academic standing. A maximum of three Acacia Scholarships at UCLA are awarded, though this scholarship is not available every year. Any eligible undergraduate may apply for the award in any year (freshman through senior.) Funding is renewable through the senior year only.


06/30 Adopt A Bruin Scholarship

Eligibility: entering students (transfer or freshmen). Up to $5000, renewable.

The Adopt a Bruin Scholarship fund will provide the selected recipient or recipients with financial support up to $5,000. The Adopt a Bruin Scholarship fund is renewable — it is a two-year award for transfer students and a four-year award for first-year students, provided that students maintain satisfactory academic performance. Must be CA resident; must qualify for financial aid; preference to students who demonstrate substantial community service. Minimum HS or community college GPA: 3.5.

06/30 Donna L. Baer Scholarship

Preference to Palestinian students. Provides scholarship support to undergraduates with little to no assets pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors: Engineering (all types), Physics, Chemistry (and Biochemistry), Mathematics, Botany, Biology (all types), Astrophysics, Astronomy, Aerospace, Anesthesiology, Anthropology, Archeology, Architecture, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Genetics or Neuroscience. Applicants must demonstrate high financial need as determined by the UCLA Financial Aid & Scholarships office. Scholarship payments support immediate needs in terms of college costs, specifically tuition, room and board at UCLA, including books, fees and other expenses associated with the pursuit at UCLA of a bachelor’s degree. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and continue pursuing one of the majors listed above in order to keep receiving scholarship payments.

06/30 Leah Bettelman Scholarship

Preference to transfer/re-entry students, with a preference to students who worked in the year previous to entering UCLA. Must demonstrate financial need. Apply

05/01 D. Lewis and Lynn Bosley Mingori Undergraduate Scholarship

Available for entering first year students in Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, or entering first year students with select majors within the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences or the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, with preference to students who are high school seniors graduating from Alexander Hamilton High School. If there are no qualified students from Hamilton, then preference shall be given to LAUSD graduates.

$4500, renewable for 4 years.


06/30 Jim and Dorothy Carlson Undergraduate Benefit Scholarship

Preference to students from Sacramento, provides scholarship support to undergraduates in the UCLA College of Letters and Science.

06/30 Clay Trust Honors Scholarship

Available for entering first year students majoring in physical science who demonstrate financial need and are eligible to participate in College Honors.
(open to students by invitation only)

02/15 UCLA College Continuing Student Scholarship Program

For continuing undergraduate students with a major in the UCLA College, with preference to those who demonstrate financial need and carry a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Awardees must be enrolled full-time. Applicants should answer the additional question(s) for the scholarship in the UCLA Scholarship Portal and request a letter of recommendation upload from a UCLA faculty member, instructor, counselor or administrator.

04/08 Thelma L. Culverson Scholarship

Entering first-year students from University High School in West Los Angeles only. Award provides full amount of California resident tuition and room and board fees at UCLA. (Renewable for 4 years.) Apply 

05/31 Myrtle Hickey De Luce Scholarship

Open to UCLA undergraduates, with preference to students who graduated from Lincoln, Belmont, or John Marshall High Schools, and participate in at least one extracurricular activity. Minimum $2,000 per year.

04/06 Delson Scholarship

Available to entering students in the UCLA College who submit a Statement of Intent to Register, and who have financial need as determined by the UCLA Financial Aid Office. Candidates must be Bell or Huntington Park High School graduates with a minimum 3.0 high school G.P.A. preference to those who attended Nimitz Middle School. $8000, renewable for 4 years. Apply at

05/01 Draine Family Foundation Scholarship

North Hollywood High School graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who submits his/her Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) at UCLA for Fall Quarter. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Award Amount: $1,000 to $2,500. Apply

06/30 Virginia Frey Scholarship

Available to entering first-year UCLA students who are graduates of El Monte High School (El Monte, CA) and demonstrate financial need. Covers up to full CA in-state fees.

04/10 Junamici Scholarship for First-Year Students

The Junamici Scholarship for entering freshmen in the UCLA College Division of Humanities and/or the UCLA International Institute who are majoring/minoring in foreign languages. Covers full cost of attendance; renewable. Requires financial need. Apply at

05/31 Heather Kase Scholarship

Open to UCLA Undergraduate students with a 3.0 minimum GPA, academic potential or excellence, and financial need as determined by UCLA’s Financial Aid Office. Preference given to full-time UCLA undergraduates of Jewish descent.

05/31 Los Angeles Chapter of the Links Scholarship

Preference to African American students who demonstrate financial need and community service.

05/31 Mandel and Winick Undergraduate Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Mandel and Winick Scholarship is for UCLA undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible students will be deemed to have financial need according to federal guidelines, but not qualify for need-based grant aid (federal, state, or university grants).


Helen Matthewson Club (HMC) Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must demonstrate that they are at least partially self-supporting, in financial need, and full-time, continuing or transfer students, California residents, and U.S. citizens. Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA and be enrolled during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Award amount varies and is renewable.


05/31 The Murphy Family Centennial Scholars Undergraduate Scholarship

The Murphy Family Centennial Scholars Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2017 to support scholarships for UCLA undergraduate students in the Division of Undergraduate Education with a preference for students who are studying Earth, Planetary and· Space Sciences or Life Sciences.

06/30 National Notary Foundation Scholarship

Open to entering first-year students who demonstrate financial need and strong leadership skills. Preference to students with a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA, U.S. citizens, and California residents.

06/30 Nancy Diane Orford Scholarship

Preference to an enrolled UCLA student in good academic standing diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Students with other disabilities will also be considered.

05/31 Rancho Park Rotary Club Scholarship

Preference to full-time UCLA upperclassmen entering into their senior year who are of Iranian/Persian descent, who actively participate in community service, and who demonstrate financial need. Award amount varies. Apply at

06/30 UCLA College Reentry Scholarship

A scholarship for re-entry students aged 25 to 50. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. $5000, renewable for a second year.

Apply at

6/30 John Ringlbauer/Wallace Brown UCLA Veteran’s Scholarship

Annual award for a full-time UCLA student enlisted in the Armed Forces Veterans who honorably served the U.S. Preference to those who made the greatest commitment or sacrifice during their service.

06/30 Don R. Shepherd Scholarship

Available for entering first year students in the UCLA College with preference for those who are residents of San Diego County with a minimum GPA of 3.75.

06/30 Don R. Shepherd Guardian Scholar Scholarship

A scholarship for entering first year students who are San Diego County residents and have spent time in foster care.

05/31 Carolyn D Smith Award for Education Majors/Minors

The UCLA College is pleased to offer the Carolyn D Smith Award for UCLA Education Majors and Minors. Applicants must be undergraduate Education majors or minors at UCLA. Preference to seniors and students with financial need, but non-seniors and students who do not qualify for financial aid are also eligible to apply.

05/31 Louis and Zephyr Stuart Scholarship

Preference to Armenian students with financial need who evidence leadership through extracurricular activities at UCLA, in the community, or other activity with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Award Amount varies: provides for registration fees and educational materials.

05/31 Theta Xi Fraternity Alpha Zeta Chapter Barman Scholarship

$5000. Open to full time UCLA undergraduates who are active members of Theta Xi Fraternity. (Must participate in fraternity activities – leadership positions, chapter events, sports, etc.) Minimum 3.0 GPA. Renewable with satisfactory academic performance.

first Friday in June Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Scholarship

With generous assistance from the following donors:

Sam & Roslyn Berkman
Sherry Lynn Cagan
Henry B. & Elsie Clay
Robert G. & Janet S. Dunlap
Rose Gilbert
Michael & Celia Goodman
Jessie. W. Ingram
Mildred Johnson
Mary Kathryn (Taylor) Kappler Estate
Evans Ricciardi
Herman Roth
Hale S. Sparks
The Parents of Vincent L. Wang
Lew & Edie Wasserman

Scholarships for entering transfer students from California community colleges. Applicants must complete the TAP Scholars/Honors certification at their community college. The scholarship provides approximately $5,000 per year for up to two years.

Apply via the UCLA Scholarship Portal.

06/20 Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is a year-long program that supports students engaged in upper-level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences should apply through the URC-HASS. Students in the Sciences should apply through the URC-Sciences.

11/15 Undergraduate Research Fellows Program

The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) is an early career research program administered by the Undergraduate Research Centers. STEM students apply through URC Sciences, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences students apply through URC HASS.

URFP Recipients:

  • Receive a $3,000 scholarship to conduct research
  • Enroll in a Student Research Program (SRP) 99 course or a 199/198/196 departmental research course for both winter and spring quarters
  • Enroll in Honors Collegium 101A: Student Research Forum in winter quarter
  • Present their research at Undergraduate Research Week or submit a summary of their research at the end of spring quarter
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units in winter and spring quarters (note: students completing their URFP research requirements through SRP 99 courses should enroll in a minimum of 12 units before enrolling in the SRP 99 courses)

Deadline is Nov 15.

05/31 Carl H. Unruh Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is reserved for adoptees, students that come from a family that includes adoptees, adoptive parents, student parents who have surrendered a child for adoption, foster parents, students that have spent time in foster care and/or students who have a research interest in adoption-related issues.

Jim Varney Scholarship

The scholarship is open to high school students from Tennessee and Kentucky only. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.75 GPA, major in a College of Letters and Science department, and aspire to a career in theater or drama.

The Varney Scholarship is not offered every year; consult the UCLA Scholarship Portal to see whether the application is open for applications. 

05/01 Natalie Joy Ward Scholarship

Available for entering first year students in the UCLA College (select majors), the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (any major), the Herb Alpert School of Music (select majors), or the School of the Arts and Architecture (select majors) with preference to students who are high school seniors graduating from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES). $4500.


06/30 Ola Zuckerman Class of 1934 Scholarship

Available to entering first-year UCLA students with high merit and financial need. Award amount: $1,200.