Ralph & Shirley Shapiro Scholarship

The Ralph & Shirley Shapiro Professor Harry Simons Scholarship was established in 2001 by Ralph ’53 ’58 and Shirley ’59 Shapiro in honor of Professor Harry Simons, to support undergraduate students majoring in any field of Economics with a minor in Accounting and who intend to pursue a career in public accounting.

The donors have specified particular criteria for many of the awards, however the following information applies to all awards in the Department of Economics:

  1. You must be officially declared as an Economics or a Business Economics MAJOR (or you must have completed the prep for one of these MAJORS and indicate that you will apply to the major by the scholarship application deadline).
  2. You must be a full-time UCLA student for the entire academic year.
  3. Award recipients are required to write a thank you.
  4. Bios of the award recipients will be shown on the Department of Economics Scholarship Website.
  5. Scholarship awards are only for the current academic year. Receiving a scholarship one year does not guarantee a scholarship award the following year.
  6. The scholarship funds will pay out to each recipient in Winter and Spring quarters.
  7. U.S. Citizens and International Students are eligible to apply. However, International students may not apply for financial need based scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate officially in any Department of Economics major
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative UCLA GPA
  • Demonstrated Financial need (FAFSA/DREAM)
  • Juniors must have completed Management 1A and 1B; seniors must have complete Management 120A and one of 120B, 122, or 127A
  • Must have an intended career in public accounting

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship criteria, please contact the Department of Economics through MyUCLA via the Message Center.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Which Department of Economics Scholarships are you applying to?
  2. Describe your major and career goals, and indicate why you qualify for this particular scholarship in the Department of Economics.
  3. I have completed the Management courses requirement according to my class standing. Please select option below.
  4. I am officially declared as a Business Economics or Economics major. Please select an option below.
  5. I confirm that I will be a full-time student for the entire academic year in which I am applying for a scholarship. Please select option below.
  6. Please upload a PDF copy of your most recent UCLA Degree Audit Report (DAR).
  7. Please upload a PDF file of your current resume.
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