Carolyn D. Smith Undergraduate Scholarship

The Carolyn D. Smith Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2022 to provide scholarships for full-time UCLA undergraduate students intending to become a teacher at any level, for any subject in any geographical area. Other factors to be considered include scholarly achievement; monetary need; participation in school activities such as student government, sports, clubs and service to the school staff or student body; community service and overcoming a disability or illness to achieve scholarship and provide service and leadership.

The Carolyn D. Smith Undergraduate Scholarship covers one quarter’s enrollment and tuition fees, all laboratory fees, and all assigned textbooks for that quarter.

One quarter's enrollment and tuition fees, laboratory fees, and assigned textbook costs; notification by Mar 18
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you filed the FAFSA or Dream Act Application?
  2. What is the nature of your commitment to teaching and how have you demonstrated that so far? What are your goals as an educator and how do you plan to accomplish those?
  3. Please upload a CV/resume that includes your most significant (1) teaching accomplishments; (2) scholarly achievements; (3) participation in extracurricular UCLA activities such as student government, sports, clubs and/or service to the UCLA staff or student body and (4) community service activities.
  4. Would you like to share any obstacle that you have overcome in the course of your scholarly, community service and/or other leadership activities? Please explain that overcoming if so.
  5. LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide the name and email of someone who can speak to your commitment to teaching, such as a UCLA or community college instructor, counselor or administrator, and 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.
  6. 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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