Nancy Diane Orford Endowed Scholarship

With preference to UCLA students diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, and secondarily to students with other disabilities, who are enrolled in the College of Letters and Science, the Nancy Diane Orford Endowed Scholarship Fund, was established in 1993. Students must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA. Preference will also be given to those who demonstrate a strong commitment to service activities and/or the community. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS AWARD IS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING DURING AY 2025-26.

Minimum $2,000 -- not renewable; notification by May 23, 2025
Supplemental Questions
  1. Cystic Fibrosis and Disability
    • Have you been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis?
    • If not, have you been diagnosed with a different disability?
    • If you have been diagnosed with a disability, please briefly identify and explain it.
    • If you have been diagnosed with a disability, would you consider it more appropriate to categorize that disability as a physical disability or a mental disability?
  2. Service Activities
    • Do you have a strong commitment to service activities and/or the community?
    • If yes, please briefly explain that commitment and your most relevant experiences in that regard.
  3. What challenges have you faced in pursuing your studies and how have you managed those obstacles? How have service activities and/or your community helped shape your goals at UCLA and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals?
  4. Have you filed the FAFSA or Dream Act Application?
  5. Please upload an official or unofficial UCLA transcript and/or official or unofficial transcripts for all colleges or universities that you have attended.
  6. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your key leadership and community service experiences.
  7. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that summarizes any obstacles you have overcome, as well as your level of commitment to, and key achievements in, community service. Please also include a brief statement of current career goals.
  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 that speaks to how you have managed challenges in pursuing your studes and/or your service activities. 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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