UCLA Samueli Undergraduate Scholarships

100+ Scholarships Every Year

**NEW** 2021-22 Engineering Scholarship Application will open in AUGUST 2021

This is earlier than previous years.  All students, including incoming 1st year students will be eligible to complete an application.
You can get started now by starting the General Application on Academic Works.

Thank you!

Engineering Scholarships Application coming AUGUST 2021 to UCLA Academic Works


STEP ONE (available now!): 

Log into https://ucla.academicworks.com/ All UCLA students have an account they can access with their Bruin Online credentials.

STEP TWO (available now!):

Start/Update and Complete the UCLA General Scholarship Application.  This will automatically match you with any award opportunity at UCLA for which you are eligible and will alert you to any opportunities you can apply for including the Engineering Application once it becomes available.  If you already have a General Application, make sure it is updated with your most current information.

STEP THREE (available now!):

Review the Engineering Application Guidelines and Information which address our most frequently asked questions and help you prepare or know what to expect when the Engineering Application goes live.

STEP FOUR (coming soon!):

Look for announcements from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs that the Engineering application is available.  Log into AcademicWorks again to complete/update the Engineering Application questions.  These  answers will be used along with your General Application responses to match you specifically to our scholarships.  (The Engineering Application will not show up for you until you complete the General Application).


Here are the slides for last year’s workshops (deadlines will be different this year).  This can help get you started on the personal statement.  Check Back for updated slides and workshop time available soon.

The Engineering Application is only available during a limited window and will only be tied to our engineering scholarships.  
The General Application will stay active and match you to awards available at UCLA all year round.  
Because of this your personal statement and your engineering statement need to be able to stand on their own merit.
For Engineering, we definitely want you to use our specific prompt that has engineering specific highlights.
For the General Application, it is fine to use the same engineering essay.  That is still a personal statement, but it can also be different.  You have a chance to highlight other interests and passions.

Same for your extra curricular activities.  The ones listed in the General App and the Engineering App each to be able to stand on their own merit.

For Engineering, we definitely want your top 3 Engineering clubs or community service.   You are limited to a maximum of 3 here, but less is fine.
For the General Application, If your top 3 engineering clubs are your top 3 overall clubs, then it is fine to duplicate in the General Application.  But it is also a place to highlight other interests and involvement.

The Engineering Application Guidelines and Information will answer most of your application questions.

Student Testimonial by Nikola S. Computer Science Major
Student testimonial from Frank H. Aerospace Engineering Major

Unless otherwise stated, minimum requirements for scholarships are a 3.0 GPA, Extra-Curricular activities and Leadership considered, Financial need considered.

These scholarships are administered by the Samueli Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA), which is located at 6426 Boelter Hall.


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Scholarship Notifications

Notifications will be a little different for 2020-2021.

Everything will happen inside UCLA Academic Works.  If selected for a scholarship, you will be prompted to accept the offered award as well as to complete any additional requirements like a Thank you note for donors, etc.  If you have any questions about this, contact:

Other Scholarship Resources

Looking for scholarship information can be a tedious endeavor, but the rewards can be great.



  1. Begin by visiting the University of California web-site: Paying-for-UC
  2. UCLA Samueli has a few admission awards. There is no separate application. Award are limited and selection is based on your admission application.
  3. Your local library, high school or community college career center have information about Scholarships, Grants, and Loans.
  4. The UCLA Alumni Center also provides scholarships to prospective and current students. Please visit their website: UCLA Alumni Association Scholarships


    1. Samueli Scholarship Application (see above)
    2. Additional Engineering and non-engineering related Scholarship resources are available through the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center (SRC), located at 233 Covel Commons. They also provide support and review services for scholarship applications including writing. It is open to all UCLA students regardless of financial aid eligibility. For more information please visit their webpage or call (310)206-2875.
    3. UCLA Financial Aid Office: Scholarships
    4. UCLA Alumni Scholarships for Incoming & Continuing Students
    5. UCLA Chancellor’s Service Award



We encourage all students to apply for applicable Engineering Scholarships from Outside Agencies. Top students (high cumulative GPA) should consider the National Scholarship opportunities.


Contact the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Scholarships (Undergraduate)

Office of Academic and Student Affairs, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, 6426 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1601, (310) 825-9580 Undergraduate Scholarship Coordinator: Alina Haas, 

Supporting our Mission/Giving to UCLA Samueli

Office of External Affairs, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, 7256 Boelter Hall, Box 951600, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1600

Fellowships (Graduate Scholarships)

Fellowships for graduate students are handled by the individual departments. Please visit the main engineering page to see department information and contact info.

Web-site Information and postings related to undergraduate engineering scholarships:

UCLA Departments and outside agencies who scholarships open to Undergraduate Engineering students may contact  for information about posting a scholarship on this web-site.

For postings related to Undergraduate Research, Job, or Internship opportunities please contact:

William Herrera, 

Group of scholarship recipients holding a Thank You sign at the 2018-2019 Scholarship Brunch.