Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship in Public Affairs

The Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship was established to support students completing the required B.A. in Public Affairs experiential learning capstone opportunity during their senior year.


To be eligible to apply to the Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Capstone Scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current Public Affairs major. Continuing and incoming Transfer Students are eligible to apply.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA and UCLA Financial Aid Office
  • Transfer, CA Dream Act, and Visa students are eligible.


  • Up to $2000 for students participating in UC Center Sacramento, Quarter in Washington (UCDC) Program, UCLA Global Internship Program, or Summer DC Fellows Program.


  • Priority will be given to new applicants, but past awardees are welcome to apply.
  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages. In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

Up to $2000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please discuss how your Public Affairs coursework, professional or volunteer work, or personal experiences have prepared you to work in the field of Public Affairs. For students completing the experiential learning capstone in 2024-2025, what skills do you hope to develop in a community-based internship. (Your response should be 300-500 words.)