Summer Scholars Program

SUMMER SCHOLARS SUPPORT FOR CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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

  • You are registered and 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 an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute offered through UCLA Summer Sessions.

If you do not meet all of the criteria listed above, please do not proceed with the application.

Applying for Summer Scholars Support does not constitute an enrollment in 2018 UCLA Summer Sessions. For information on how to enroll, select either academic courses or the Precollege Summer Institute that you are interested in. If your Summer Institute program requires instructor consent for admission, you must be approved first to enroll in the program.

HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOLAR SUPPORT

  1. Register for an academic course or a Precollege Summer Institute. Payment of the $150 non-refundable deposit is required with the exception of those applying for Deferred Deposit.
  2. Complete this Summer Scholars Support Online Form (continue below) before April 1.
  3. Submit all required supplemental documents before 4PM, April 13.
    • An OFFICIAL copy of your most recent High School Transcript;
    • A recent copy of your parent(s) or guardian(s) 2017 W2(s) or other proof of income. Before submitting, black-out all social security numbers;
    • A recent copy of page 1-2 of your parent(s) or guardian(s) 2017 Federal Income Tax Form (1040). If self-employed, also include "Profit or Loss from Business" page. Before submitting, black-out all social security numbers;
    • A Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or school counselor. Allow your recommender at least two weeks to complete a letter of support. Students applying for support for a creative program (e.g., dance) may ask a private instructor to write the letter on their behalf.

AWARDS

Summer Scholars Support will be awarded based on academic ability (and artistic ability, if applicable), as well as financial need. Priority 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • April 1: Deadline to submit the Summer Scholars Support Online Form.
  • April 13: Deadline to submit all supplemental materials.
  • April 27: Award announcements are sent via email to students.
  • May 1: If awarded, students must confirm acceptance of a scholarship by replying to the award 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 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.

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