John Ringlbauer UCLA Veterans Scholarship

For enlisted Armed Forces veterans who served their country and received an honorable discharge and who demonstrate a strong commitment to service activities and/or the community, the John Ringlbauer UCLA Veterans Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships to veterans returning to school (or beginning college) after serving their country. Applicants must enroll as full-time undergraduates with a major in the UCLA College and demonstrate financial need. Preference goes to those applicants who made the greatest commitment or sacrifice during their service.

Varies; not renewable -- notification by May 23, 2025
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you enrolled or going to enroll full-time as a UCLA undergraduate this next academic year?
  2. Veteran Questions (Confirmation of your responses on the general application are required for this scholarship)
    • 1. What will be your affiliation to the U.S. Armed Forces on your first day of class at UCLA? (Check all that apply)
    • 2. What is the service branch you are affiliated with? (Check all that apply)
    • 3. What military-affiliated education benefit(s) are you planning to use at UCLA? (Check all that apply)
    • 4. Military Service Verificaton documentation
  3. Service in the Armed Forces
    • Are you a veteran who enlisted in the Armed Forces, served your country and received an honorable discharge?
    • If yes, please briefly describe that service, particularly the extent of your commitment and/or sacrifice in the course of it.
  4. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your service in the Armed Forces.
  5. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that summarizes your key experiences and accomplishments in the Armed Forces and includes a brief statement of your intended major/minor and current career goals.
  6. Please upload official or unofficial copies of all your college transcripts.
  7. What are your current academic activities, plans and goals? How would this scholarship help you academically?
  8. 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
  9. 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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