Scholarships are gift aid, money students do not have to repay, and can be a significant source of funding to assist students and parents with meeting educational costs. Students can and should apply for scholarships while they are applying to colleges and each year during college.
At UCLA we award students based on financial need and/or academic merit. Many university scholarships are designed to reward, encourage, and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles. However, other specific criteria such as campus or community activities, work experience and financial need are taken into account during the scholarship selection process.