SUMMER SCHOLARS SUPPORT


Eligibility

To apply for Summer Scholars Support, you must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
  • You are currently attending a high school in the state of California;
  • You have not received any UCLA Summer Scholars Support in the past;
  • You will be a continuing high school student in Fall 2018 (seniors graduating in 2018 are not eligible);
  • You have a family annual adjusted gross income of $115,000 or less; and
  • You are enrolled in 2018 UCLA Summer Sessions, either an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute. Deferred payment of the deposit required for enrollment is available to those who meet additional need-based criteria. See Deferred Deposit for more information.

Summer Scholars Support Award

Summer Scholars Support will be awarded based on academic ability and financial need. Priority consideration will be given to those who have not had any comparable experience.

Awards vary but will not exceed the total amount for a single academic course up to 5 units or for a single Summer Institute. Awards are not intended to cover travel costs, and may not cover textbooks, or other course materials.

This year $100,000 is available to support selected high school students. About 40-50 partial or full scholarships will be awarded. The final award amount will reflect the fees of the academic course or the eligible Summer Institute in which the applicant is enrolled.

Award Cancellation Policy

Summer Institutes: Students who are awarded a scholarship to attend a Summer Institute but are unable to attend, must notify the Summer Sessions Office in writing (by e-mail, fax, or mail) by 5:00 PM (PDT), June 15. If notice is received by this deadline, the scholarship award will be rescinded and all fees will be reversed. In the event of a late notice or failure to complete the program, the student will be held financially liable for all fees as the award will be cancelled but the fees will NOT be reversed. Furthermore, students who begin but do not complete the program may receive a failing grade for the coursework included in the program unless the program is dropped before instruction ends. Please note that students who plan to drop the program should never take or attempt to take a final examination or its equivalent.

Academic Courses: Students who are awarded a scholarship to enroll in an academic course, but are unable to attend, must drop the course via MyUCLA AND notify the Summer Sessions Office in writing (by e-mail, fax, or mail) by the applicable refund deadline for the course. If notice is received by this deadline, the scholarship award will be rescinded and all fees will be reversed. In the event of failure to notify UCLA Summer Sessions by the deadline, the student will be held financially liable for all fees as the award will be cancelled but the fees will NOT be reversed. Furthermore, students who begin but do not complete the course may receive a failing grade unless the course is dropped before instruction ends. Please note that students who plan to drop a course should never take or attempt to take a final examination, for no course can be dropped in the event of any attempt to take a final examination.









How to Apply

  1. Register for an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute. Payment of the $150 non-refundable deposit is required (with the exception of those applying for Deferred Deposit).
  2. Complete the Summer Scholars Support Online Application available February 15 through 4PM, April 1.
    Note: If applying for Deferred Deposit, further instructions will be provided after completion of Step 2.
  3. Mail all supplemental documents before the deadline, due no later than 4PM, April 13.
Application is not complete until both the online form and all supporting materials are received.

Summer Scholars Support Application Checklist

Essay Questions

Please be prepared to answer the following on the Summer Scholars Online Form:

  • In 300 - 500 words, describe how your program choice relates to your personal and educational background and how you feel it will enhance and contribute to your academic plans for the future (required).
  • In no more than 500 words, please tell us about your past and/or current extracurricular experiences, e.g., clubs, sports, volunteer work.
  • If there is any additional information that you have not had the opportunity to share, including financial hardships or obstacles that have impacted you, please do so in no more than 500 words (optional).

Supplemental Documents

The following supplemental documents must be received by the UCLA Summer Sessions Office no later than 4PM, April 13:

  1. An official copy of your most recent High School Transcript
  2. A recent copy of W2s and 2017 Federal Income Tax Form (1040) of your parent/s or legal guardian/s
  3. Recommendation Letter from a teacher or school counselor commenting on your ability to successfully complete your choice of our summer program. Please allow your recommender at least two weeks to complete a letter of support.

Mail or submit documents in person to:

UCLA Summer Sessions - 1331 Murphy Hall
Attn: Summer Scholars Support
Box 951418
410 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles, California 90095-1418

For questions, please contact us at info@summer.ucla.edu.

Transcripts must be OFFICIAL and unopened. Unofficial transcripts or official transcripts that have a broken seal will not accepted.

Official transcripts may take anywhere from a few days to two weeks to generate. Additionally, a large number of high schools close for spring break during the Summer Scholars application period, delaying the request. It is your responsibility to request your official transcript in a timely manner and to ensure Summer Sessions receives the document before the deadline.





Important Dates

  • FEBRUARY 15: Summer Scholars Online Form is available.
  • APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Online Form due by 4PM.
  • APRIL 13: Supporting documents due by 4PM.
  • APRIL 27: Award announcements are emailed.
  • MAY 1: Those students who have been awarded must confirm acceptance by replying to the award announcement email.

Deferred Deposit

Registration for UCLA Summer Sessions requires a deposit of $150, however, the deposit amount may be deferred for students who meet all eligibility requirements for Summer Scholars Support, complete the Summer Scholars Support application prior to the deadline, AND meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Current recipient of the State of California (CalFresh) or U.S. Public Assistance (including food stamps, cash, and/or medical assistance). Documentation Required: Copy of EBT Card and photo ID.
  • Participant in the free and reduced lunch program. Documentation Required: Photo of lunch tickets or official letter from your high school.
  • Family Annual Gross Income below $50,000. Documentation Required: Page 1 of parent/guardian(s) 1040 EZ

Those applying for Deferred Deposit can indicate their intention to apply during the Summer Scholars Online Form and will be contacted after successful submission of the Summer Scholars Online Form with further steps.

NOTE: Receiving Deferred Deposit does NOT indicate student will receive a Summer Scholarship as the scholarship is very competitive. In the event you apply for a scholarship and are not granted one, you will have 24 business hours to pay the $150 deposit, otherwise, you will be dropped from your program.