UCLA Achievement Scholarship

The UCLA Achievement Scholarship is available at UCLA in recognition of students’ academic excellence. Entering freshmen are selected based on a comprehensive review of their university admissions applications by the UCLA Undergraduate Admission Office. There is no application required other than your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California DREAM Act Application. Awards range from $500 to $10,000 per year and are offered for four years.

All students who are designated by Undergraduate Admission as top ranked academic admits and have demonstrated financial need, determined by their financial aid application, will be eligible to receive the scholarship.

-The financial aid application will be used to verify students’ eligibility for this scholarship once they are selected by Undergraduate Admission. Financial need must be demonstrated in order to qualify for this award.
-U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents must submit the FAFSA by the March 2 deadline and qualify for need based financial aid.
-Undocumented/Dream Act students must complete and submit the California Dream Application (www.caldreamact.org) by the March 2 deadline,qualify for need based financial aid, and be eligible for an AB540 non-resident tuition waiver, as determined by the UCLA Registrars Office.
-Newly admitted freshmen who are eligible for the UCLA Achievement Scholarship will be notified by UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships of their selection on the Provisional Award Letter (PAL) received during the admissions process.
-After the student has submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), a Financial Aid Award Notification (FAN) will be generated in the summer (July) reflecting the student’s UCLA Achievement Scholarship eligibility.
-The scholarship is renewable for four years, as long as the student continues to demonstrate financial need, meets the application deadlines for financial aid, remains in good academic standing, and is making progress toward the bachelors degree.