Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Scholarships

The Academic Advancement Program (AAP) scholarship application will be used to award AAP scholarships to students for the 2024-25 academic year.

All AAP students who have completed 36 units, have not exceeded 150 units at the college or university level, and who have a minimum cumulative UCLA GPA of 2.75 or better by the end of the 2023 Fall Quarter are eligible to apply. To receive the scholarship, you must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate during the entire 2024-2025 academic year and apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA or the Dream Application.

If you currently have a multi-year scholarship it may render you ineligible for an AAP scholarship. Please check with the Financial Aid Office before applying.

Your application and all supporting materials must be submitted by 11:59PM on Thursday, February 29th, 2024. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. A completed application includes:

  1. Your Career Goals/Interest from the general application
  2. AAP Personal Statement: Describe why you should be chosen for an AAP Scholarship and include any personal challenges, obstacles, or major event(s) in your life you’ve overcome, if any. Gen app is 500 words and required.
  3. Essay: Answer one of the two essay questions. Note: The essay question counts for over half of your final score. Be sure to proofread, use spell check, and edit your work carefully before adding your essay to the application. You can add your essay to your application at any point before the submission deadline. Remember: the application will not be considered complete until the essay is submitted.
  4. Letter of Recommendation: The letter must be from a UCLA instructor (faculty or TA) who appears as the “instructor of record” for a class on your study list (current or past). This enables a copy of your Personal Statement to accompany your request.

AAP Scholarship Application Workshops
AAP staff will present scholarship information workshops. The workshops will be held on Monday, January 22nd from 4-5pm via Zoom and Thursday, January 25th from 4-5pm via Zoom. Students will receive important information about the online application process, letter of recommendation, personal statement, and essay. For Zoom information or general questions regarding the scholarship contact AAP at:

up to $5,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. UCLA AAP Member?
  2. AAP Personal Statement
  3. AAP Essay choice: Answer one of the two questions below
    • Current Events: The use of Chat GPT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are only going to continue to grow. How do you see these technological advances impact your education and future?”
    • UCLA Common Experience: Intersectional Environmentalism (Common Book) Unpacking Privilege: What privileges allow you to live a sustainable lifestyle? What barriers do you face? In what ways can you amplify marginalized and underserved voices in your community?
  4. AAP LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide the name and e-mail of a UCLA instructor (faculty or TA) who will provide a letter of reference