Nancy Diane Orford Endowed Scholarship

The Nancy Diane Orford Endowed Scholarship Fund, with preference primarily to current or entering transfer UCLA College students diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, and secondarily to students with other disabilities, 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.

Minimum $2,000 -- not renewable; notification by Aug 1
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. Are you either enrolled at UCLA for the current academic year or enrolling as a new transfer junior in the coming acadmic year?
  3. 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.
  4. What challenges has disability presented for you and how have you managed to overcome obstacles related to disability? How have service activities and/or your community helped shape your goals at UCLA and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals?
  5. Have you filed the FAFSA or Dream Act Application?
  6. Please upload an official or unofficial UCLA transcript and/or official or unofficial transcripts for all colleges or universities that you have attended.
  7. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your key leadership and community service experiences.
  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.
  9. LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide the name and email of an instructor, counselor or administrator 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. NOTE: IF YOU ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTIES SECURING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, please contact Mac Harris (Student Affairs Officer for the UCLA Center for Scholarships and Scholar Enrichment) at
  10. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that summarizes any obstacles you have overcome related to disability, as well as your level of commitment to, and key achievements in, community service. Please also include a brief statement of current career goals.
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