Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship in Public Affairs

The Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship was established to support students completing the required B.A. in Public Affairs experiential learning capstone opportunity during their senior year.


To be eligible to apply to the Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship students must meet the following criteria:
(1) Must be a declared as Public Affairs major in their junior or senior year
(2) Must be pursuing one of the following public affairs experiential learning capstone experience pathways:

  • Be participating in UC Center Sacramento, Quarter in Washington (UCDC) Program, UCLA Global Internship Program, or Summer DC Fellows Program, and have been approved to satisfy the public affairs capstone seminar course, PUB AFF 187A, with coursework completed through these programs; or
  • Be a public affairs major who will be completing an unpaid public affairs capstone internship during fall, winter, or spring of their capstone year.

Transfer, CA Dream Act, and Visa students are eligible.


  • Priority will be given to new applicants, but past awardees are welcome to apply.
  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages. In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

Up to $1500
Supplemental Questions
  1. Indicate the capstone internship type that applies to you.
  2. Where are you completing your internship? If you have are still looking for an internship please provide the site you are considering.
    • a. Internship Site/Organization
    • b. Internship Supervisor’s Name
    • c. Internship Supervisor’s Title
    • d. Internship Supervisor’s Email Address
  3. Will you be receiving compensation from your internship site (e.g., stipends, wages, travel reimbursements etc.)?
  4. The experiential learning capstone is the culmination of your Public Affairs major. Tell us how the capstone, previous coursework, professional and community experiences, intellectual interests, and/or personal experiences help you define what it means to be a Public Affairs major. (Your response should be 300-500 words)