Mandel and Winick Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

For undergraduate students who do NOT receive any need-based gift aid (grants) from the university, although they may have financial need according to federal guidelines, participate in UCLA-based extracurricular activities and carry a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, the Mandel and Winick Undergraduate Scholarship was established in 2012 to support UCLA students with scholarships. The scholarship is open to students in Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.

UCLA-based extracurricular activities may include, but are not limited to, UCLA Athletics, club sports, Greek life, Volunteer Center, student government, theater, music, dance, the Daily Bruin and/or other UCLA student groups and/or organizations.

Preference will be give to students who have this past summer been employed, worked in an internship, participated in volunteer work and/or community service, and/or taken academic courses (including study abroad).

Amount varies; not automatically renewable, must re-apply -- notification by May 23, 2025
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you qualify for need-based gift aid from or through the university? Examples include university grants, Pell Grants and Cal Grants.
  2. Do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater at your current institution?
  3. UCLA-based Extracurricular Activities
    • Are you currently involved in any UCLA-based extracurricular activities?
    • In which of the following UCLA-based extracurricular activities you are currently involved? (Check all that apply.)
    • Please provide brief descriptions of your role and timeline in each of the UCLA-based extracurricular activities you checked. If you checked 'Other,' please explain.
  4. Activities This Summer
    • In which of the following activities will you be participating this coming summer? (Check all that apply.)
    • Please briefly explain your activities and timelines in any of the categories that you checked regarding activities this coming summer.
  5. How have your work experiences and/or your experiences in UCLA-based extracurricular activities fostered your success as a UCLA student? How would this scholarship help you enhance those experiences in the coming year?
  6. Please upload a current resume that focuses on your UCLA-based extracurricular activities during the regular academic year and your anticipated work, service and/or study activities this upcoming summer.
  7. Please write a 150-word bio in third person that focuses on your key UCLA-based extracurricular activities during the regular academic year, key anticipated work, service and/or study activities this upcoming summer and provides a brief statement of current career goals.
  8. LETTER OF REFERENCE: Please provide the name and email of someone (not a peer or family member) who will provide a letter of reference on your behalf that speaks to your UCLA-based extracurricular involvements during the regular academic year and/or your anticipated work, service and/or study activities this upcoming summer. 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.
  9. 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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