The UCLA Department of Economics welcomes applications for the undergrad scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Department appreciates the generous contributions of our donors who made these scholarships possible. Scholarship amounts range from $1,500 – $5,000 each.  The donors have specified particular criteria for many of the awards, however the following information applies to all scholarship recipients:

  1. You must be officially declared as an Economics or a Business Economics major in the Fall Quarter 2020 (or you must have completed the prep courses for one of these majors by 12/18/20) to be eligible to apply.
  2. You must be a full-time UCLA student for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
  3. U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Students are eligible to apply.
  4. The scholarship funds will pay out to each recipient in the Winter & Spring Quarters of 2021 – half in the Winter & half in the Spring.
  5. Bios of the award recipients will be shown on the Department of Economics Scholarship Website.

Instructions

Please submit the required documents listed below online, via the Message Center.

Submit the application to “Academic Counseling Unit” – “Economics” (NOT to Financial Aid)

There are TWO Steps to the application process. See below for details.

STEP I & 1st Deadline: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2020 AT 11:59 PM PST

Submit the following as a pdf via the Message Center.

A one page document with the following information listed on the page – “Econ Scholarship Application – 2020-2021 year – Step I,” your name (Last name, First Name) as listed on your DAR, your Student ID Number, your declared major as shown on your transcript, and your officially declared minor (if relevant).

In the subject line – make sure to type “Econ Scholarship Application – 2020-2021 year – Step I”

STEP II & 2nd Deadline: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021 AT 11:59 PM PST

Submit the following as a pdf via the Message Center.

  1. A cover sheet with the following listed on the page – “Econ Scholarship Application – 2020-2021 year”, your name (Last Name, First Name) as listed on your DAR, your Student ID Number, your declared major as shown on your transcript, your officially declared minor (if relevant), and your overall GPA after your Fall 2020 grades have posted
  2. A one-page resume
  3. A one-page personal statement
  4. A list of the scholarships for which you are applying
  5. One to five sentences indicating why you qualify for each scholarship you are applying for. Note that international students are not eligible for scholarships that indicate “financial need” as a requirement.
  6. Your most recent UCLA Degree Audit Report (DAR) with your Fall 2020 grades posted
  7. A proposed budget for the academic year, detailing your income and expenses. An example of a proposed budget can be found here: https://www.admission.ucla.edu/prospect/budget.htm
  8. A summary of the financial aid awards, loans, scholarships, etc. that you have or will receive during the academic year (if applicable)
  9. A list of Econ Undergrad Scholarships you may have received prior to the current academic year (if applicable)

For the list of scholarships available in the Department, please visit http://economics.ucla.edu/undergraduate/honors-and-scholarships/scholarships/

Please be sure to include your FULL NAME and your STUDENT ID NUMBER at the top of Items 1 through 9 above.

TO SEE A SAMPLE APPLICATION PACKET, CLICK HERE.

Please wait until after your Fall 2020 grades have posted on your DAR before submitting your materials listed under STEP II of the application process.

Please print the above documents, scan them, and submit ONE pdf for your application via the Message Center.

In the subject line – make sure to type “Econ Scholarship Application – 2020-2021 year – Step II”

Please note that scholarship recipients will be notified sometime in the Winter quarter.

Award recipients are required to write a thank you note.

Scholarships are only for the current academic year. Receiving a scholarship one year does not guarantee a scholarship the following year.

For questions, please contact the Economics Undergraduate Counseling Office via the Message Center. In the subject line – type “Econ Undergrad Scholarship Questions – 2020-2021 year”

To see a list of past recipients and their respective bios, please visit http://economics.ucla.edu/undergraduate/departmental-scholarships/past-recipients/