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 eligibility criteria:

  • You must be enrolled in an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute offered through UCLA Summer Sessions.
  • 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 2018 (seniors graduating in 2018 are not eligible); and

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.
  2. Enroll in the program by submitting payment of the non-refundable deposit ($150).
  3. Complete this Summer Scholars Support Online Form (continue below) before April 1.
  4. Submit all required supplemental documents before 4PM, April 2.
    • 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;
    • Recommendation Form or 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 and may cover summer fees for a single Academic Course (5 units maximum) or summer fees and/or housing for a Summer Institute. Awards do not cover travel costs, textbooks, or other course materials and will not exceed $4,000.00.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • April 1: Deadline to submit the Summer Scholars Support Online Form.
  • April 2: Deadline to submit all supplemental materials.
  • April 20: Award announcements are sent via email to students.
  • April 23: If awarded, students must confirm acceptance of a scholarship by replying to the award email.

AWARD CANCELLATION POLICY

Summer Institutes: Students 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 proper notice is given, full-scholarship students will not be responsible for program fees or other associated fees. Students awarded a partial scholarship may still be liable for the $150 registration fee. Students who begin the program but subsequently leave for any reason before completion will receive a failing grade for the course on their academic transcript, and will be required to repay the awarded scholarship and other associated costs to UCLA.

Academic Courses: Students awarded a scholarship to enroll in a college-level course, but are unable to attend, must notify the Summer Sessions Office in writing (by e-mail, fax, or mail) prior to commencement of the course. If proper notice is given, full-scholarship students will not be responsible for the course fee or other associated fees. Students awarded a partial scholarship may still be liable for the $150 registration fee. If a student begins the class but subsequently leaves for any reason before completion, the student will be charged for the course according to the regular refund schedule associated with UCLA Summer Sessions courses. (Please note that students who plan to drop a course should never take, or attempt to take, a final examination.)

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