Leah Bettelman Educational Scholarship

For students with employment history who can demonstrate financial need, with preference to reentry and transfer students, the Leah Bettelman Scholarship was established in August, 1993.

Award
$4000 minimum -- renewable one additional year at half the amount; notification by Mar 18
Deadline
02/26/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Employment History
    • Have you ever been employed?
    • If yes, please list your employer(s) and position(s) held
    • If yes, what led you to pursue employment and what has your employment experience taught you?
  2. Are you a transfer student?
    • Are you a transfer student?
    • If yes, please describe your educational journey and your motivation for transferring to UCLA
    • If yes, select the most appropriate category for the school from which you transferred
  3. Reentry Student Status
    • A) Were your studies interrupted, resulting in a cumulative gap of five years or more in your formal education?
    • B) If yes, why were your studies interrupted and what inspired you to continue your studies? If not, please write 'not applicable.'
  4. In order to demonstrate a cumulative educational gap of five years or more, please upload transcripts that cover all of your college and high school attendance at all institutions you have attended. Or, if your high school attendance is not relevant for establishing an educational gap of five years or more, you may omit high school transcripts. PLEASE NOTE: THE SYSTEM WILL ONLY ACCEPT A SINGLE FILE FOR UPLOAD, SO YOU NEED TO MERGE ALL YOUR TRANSCRIPTS INTO A SINGLE DOCUMENT BEFORE UPLOADING. PLEASE ARRANGE TRANSCRIPTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER -- IT IS FINE TO BEGIN WITH EITHER EARLIEST OR LATEST CHRONOLOGICALLY.
  5. Means to Demonstrate Financial Need
    • Do you expect your FAFSA or Dream Act Application to demonstrate financial need or, if not, can you demonstrate financial need by other, verifiable means?
    • If you do not expect your FAFSA or Dream Act Application to demonstrate financial need, but can demonstrate it by other, verifiable means, please briefly explain. If you do expect your FAFSA or Dream Act Application to demonstrate financial need, you may simply write 'not applicable.'
  6. If you do not expect your FAFSA or Dream Act Application to demonstrate financial need, but can do so by other, verifiable means, please upload any documentation that you might have for that. PLEASE NOTE: THE SYSTEM ONLY ACCEPTS A SINGLE FILE FOR UPLOAD, SO IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT, YOU WILL NEED TO COMBINE THEM INTO A SINGLE FILE BEFORE SUBMITTING.
  7. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your work experiences.
  8. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that summarizes your work experiences and includes a brief statement of your intended major/minor and current career goals.
  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.
  10. 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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