Donna L. Baer Scholarship

For Palestinian students with little to no assets and 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 — the Donna L. Baer Scholarship provides scholarship support to UCLA undergraduates. 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 to keep receiving scholarship payments.

Amount Varies -- renewable; notification by May 23, 2025
Supplemental Questions
  1. Palestinian Background
    • Are you a Palestinian student?
    • Please briefly explain your Palestinian background and your relationship to it.
  2. Major at UCLA
    • Are you pursuing one of the following majors (select all that apply)?
    • Are your pursuing a bachelor's degree at UCLA?
  3. Have you filed the FAFSA or Dream Act Application?
  4. What are your current academic activities, plans and goals? How would this scholarship help you academically?
  5. Please upload a current resume.
  6. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that focuses on your key academic and extracurricular interests and includes a brief statement of intended major/minor and current career goals.
  7. LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide the name and email of someone (not a peer or family member) who will provide a letter of reference on your behalf. Be sure to obtain permission from your recommender before submitting their name and email address. Your recommender will automatically receive a link prompting them to upload the recommendation via the UCLA Scholarship Portal. In case of issues, contact Mac Harris, Associate Director of Operations for the Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment at
  8. Please provide the best cell phone number (nine digits with no dashes, spaces or parentheses) for the UCLA Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment to contact you regarding your scholarship if necessary.
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