SUMMER SCHOLARS SUPPORT FOR

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


OVERVIEW

Qualified students attending high schools in California are eligible for Summer Scholars Support. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support enrollment of a single academic course (5 units maximum) OR one of the following Precollege Summer Institutes:

ELIGIBILITY

In order to apply for Summer Scholars Support, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be registered and attending a high school in the state of California;
  • You have not received any Summer Scholars Support in the past;
  • You will be a continuing high school student in Fall 2017 (seniors graduating in 2017 are not eligible); and
  • You must be enrolled in 2017 UCLA Summer Sessions, either an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute.

AWARD

Summer Scholars Support will be awarded based on academic ability (and artistic ability, if applicable) and financial need. Financial need is determined by Low Income Limits as defined by the State of California.

Priority will be given to those who have not had any comparable experience.

Awards may cover all or a portion of summer fees for a single academic course up to 5 units or for a single Summer Institute. Awards may not cover travel costs, textbooks, or other course materials.

This year $60,000 is available to support selected high school students. About 30-35 partial or full scholarships will be awarded. The final award amount will reflect the summer fees of the eligible Summer Institute or the academic course the applicant is enrolled in.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Register for an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute offered through 2017 UCLA Summer Sessions.
  2. Complete registration by paying the non-refundable deposit ($150). Some Precollege Summer Institutes require approval before you can make payment of the deposit.
  3. Complete the Summer Scholars Support Online Application, available March 1 through 4PM on April 1. Please be prepared to answer the following:
    • 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 (optional).
    • In no more than 500 words, please share any additional information that you have not had the opportunity to provide in support of your application (optional).
  4. After submitting the Summer Scholars Support Online Application, send the following SUPPORTING MATERIALS in ONE packet:
    • An OFFICIAL copy of your most recent High School Transcript
    • A recent copy of W2s and 2016 Federal Income Tax Form (1040) of your parent/s or legal guardian/s
    • Recommendation Form 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.

These four steps must be completed by 4PM on APRIL 1 for scholarship consideration. Application is not complete until all supporting materials are received.

Please be sure to have your supporting materials arrive in the Office of UCLA Summer Sessions no later than April 1:

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

MARCH 1: Summer Scholars Support Online Application is open.
APRIL 1: Complete application consisting of the online application form and supporting materials is due by 4PM.
APRIL 21: Award announcements are emailed.
APRIL 24: Those students who have been awarded must confirm acceptance by replying to the award announcement email.

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 via regular mail). If the student notifies the Summer Sessions Office by noon of the business day prior to commencement of the program, the student will not be responsible for paying the program fees. If the student begins the program but subsequently leaves for any reason other than a personal emergency before its completion, the student will receive a failing grade for the course (reflected as a permanent notation on their academic transcript), and be required to repay the awarded scholarship and any other associated costs to UCLA.

ACADEMIC COURSES: Students who are awarded a scholarship to enroll in an academic course but are unable to attend, must notify the Summer Sessions Office in writing (by e-mail, fax, or via regular mail). If the student notifies the Summer Sessions Office by noon of the business day prior to commencement of the class, the student will not be responsible for paying the course fees. If the student begins the class but subsequently leaves for any reason other than a personal emergency before its completion, the student will be responsible for any fees that are not refundable according to the UCLA Summer Sessions academic course refund schedule (see REFUNDS). Please note that courses may not be dropped or removed from your record if you make any attempt to take the final examination.


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