Sonya "Sonny" & Adrian Harris Faculty Women's Club Legacy Scholarship Fund

The Sonya “Sonny” & Adrian Harris Faculty Women’s Club Legacy Scholarship Fund was established in January 2019 to support UCLA undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students who are either direct descendants or a spouse of a current or retired UCLA faculty or staff member.

  • Students who are descendants of faculty or staff who have voluntarily and involuntarily separated from the university do not qualify, regardless of years of service. For clarity, faculty and staff who have retired from UCLA shall not be considered to have separated from the university.
  • Qualified students who are initially unable to produce the required application information will be encouraged to seek assistance from the UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center prior to the application deadline.

To be considered for a Harris Legacy Scholarship, you must meet the Faculty Women’s Club scholarship criteria below, in addition to confirming you are a descendant or a spouse of a current or retired UCLA faculty or staff member.

The UCLA Faculty Women’s Club Scholarship was established in 1970 by the UCLA Faculty Women’s Club to support achievement scholarships and fellowships at UCLA on the basis of merit and/or need. The application cycle takes place each spring for the following academic year and is open to those who meet all the following requirements:

  • Continuing students of any gender
  • G.P.A. of 3.5 or above
  • Will be juniors or seniors in the following academic year
  • For graduate students, may begin applying at the end of their first year, and each year thereafter, prior to graduation
  • Has completed at least one full year of enrollment at UCLA

The UCLA Faculty Women’s Club is committed to selecting students that meet one or more of the following criteria, so please address these points in your response to the additional application questions.

  • The student has demonstrated high academic standing while undertaking a vigorous course load.
  • Recognizes that each student’s journey is different and appreciates the different paths taken to reach personal goals.
  • The applicant has a clear focus and passion about their educational and professional goals.

To increase your chances of moving on to the second round of the scholarship selection process, we strongly encourage you to complete the following optional questions on the general application:

  • Employment/Internships
  • Community Service and Extracurricular Activities
  • Awards/Honors

NOTE: Scholarship recipients are required to:

  • Be enrolled full-time (12 units) in each quarter of the following academic year
  • Attend a scholarship dinner in February, honoring all the award winners

If you would also like to be considered for the UCLA Faculty Women’s Club Endowed Scholarship, please submit a a separate application.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: Please upload your UCLA unofficial transcript.
  2. CV/RESUME: Please provide a CV or Resume.
  3. Please share your personal and professional goals. Additionally, describe any further factors and/or information you would like for the selection committee to know about you. This may include family obligations, extenuating circumstances, or extraordinary experiences during your academic career.
  4. Please confirm you are the descendant/spouse of a current or retired UCLA Faculty or staff member, as identified on the general application.