Llewellyn Eugene Dudley Centennial Undergraduate Scholarship


The Llewellyn Eugene Dudley Centennial Undergraduate Scholarship was established to honor Eugene ‘Gene’ Dudley who “spent his life making the world a better place.” Mr. Dudley dedicated his life to public service, including a 25-year career with the City of Los Angeles, where he worked with the Aging, Community Development and Housing departments.


ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Must be a current Public Affairs major. Continuing and and incoming Transfer Students are eligible to apply.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA and UCLA Financial Aid Office
  • Transfer, CA Dream Act, and Visa students are eligible.

AWARD AMOUNT:

  • Up to $2,000

IMPORTANT POLICIES:

  • Priority will be given to new applicants, but past awardees are welcome to apply.
  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages.  In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

APPLICATION:

  • Complete the Academic Works General Application at UCLA’s scholarship portal. It is recommended that students complete the Academic Works General Application every year to see all UCLA awards they are eligible for.
  • Write an essay (500 words or less, double-spaced) that tells us about your professional aspirations, intellectual interests, and personal experiences as they relate to your major in Public Affairs. (You should compose your essay and then copy and paste into the application.)

 TIMELINE:

  • The next application will open June 2021
  • Generally, applications are due a month after the date the application opens
  • Applicants are notified of award status in August



Shell Family Centennial Scholarship


The Shell Family Centennial Scholarship was established “to support the education of future leaders, who will undoubtedly work in public service after graduation.”


ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Must be a current Public Affairs major. Continuing and and incoming Transfer Students are eligible to apply.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA and UCLA Financial Aid Office
  • Transfer, CA Dream Act, and Visa students are eligible.

AWARD AMOUNT:

  • Up to $6,000

IMPORTANT POLICIES:

  • Priority will be given to new applicants, but past awardees are welcome to apply.
  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages.  In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

APPLICATION:

  • Complete the Academic Works General Application at UCLA’s scholarship portal. It is recommended that students complete the Academic Works General Application every year to see all UCLA awards they are eligible for.
  • Write an essay (500 words or less, double-spaced) that tells us about your professional aspirations, intellectual interests, and personal experiences as they relate to your major in Public Affairs. (You should compose your essay and then copy and paste into the application.)

 TIMELINE:

  • The next application will open June 2021
  • Generally, applications are due a month after the date the application opens
  • Applicants are notified of award status in August



Michael S. Dukakis Internship in Public Service Award


Professor Michael Dukakis spearheaded this privately funded internship program to provide UCLA Luskin students with first-hand public service experience in government. As power shifts from Washington, DC to the state and local level, the need for talented public servants has never been greater. The Michael S. Dukakis Internship Program provides stipends for UCLA Luskin undergraduate students serving in non-partisan internships in government, with a special emphasis on California.


The focus for this summer internship is in a government setting, rather than in non-profits or NGOs. The internships are generally completed over ten weeks during the summer, between June and September. Students who are currently interning or have completed a government internship during the academic year are also eligible, if they meet the criteria below.

ELIGIBILITY: 

  • The internship award is limited to UCLA Luskin pre-majors, majors, or minors (Gerontology, Public Affairs, or Urban and Regional Studies).
  • The applicant must be enrolled at UCLA the academic year after the award.
  • Students must secure a government internship meeting the criteria below
  • The internship must be in a policy related, public service function in a non-partisan government setting. Working for an elected partisan official would not qualify.  Non-partisan city council or county board of supervisors offices qualify, but state senate and assembly, or US Congress do not, nor would working for a non-profit or NGO.
  • The internship site would ideally be in local or state government in California. If the internship is in Washington, D.C. with a Federal agency, the focus of the internship must be on California.

AWARD AMOUNT:

  • Up to $1,000

IMPORTANT POLICIES:

  • Priority will be given to new applicants, but past awardees are welcome to apply.
  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages.  In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

APPLICATION:

  • Complete the Academic Works General Application at UCLA’s scholarship portal. It is recommended that students complete the Academic Works General Application every year to see all UCLA awards they are eligible for.
  • A list of references (at least one). Include name, title, employer, email, and phone number.
  • Internship details: Site, supervisor name, title, and email address. If you have are still looking for an internship please provide the site you are considering.
  • Write a statement (300 – 500 words, double-spaced) explaining how this internship will benefit your long-term career aspirations in public service. (You should compose your essay and then copy and paste into the application.)

 TIMELINE:

  • The scholarship application will open April 12, 2021 through April 30, 2021. To apply, students must submit the application by April 30, 2021 at https://ucla.academicworks.com/.
  • Applicants are notified of award status in late May



Experiential Learning Internship Support


A limited number of stipends will be available for students participating in their required experiential learning capstone.  Awards may be used to offset unexpected costs associated with interning at an organization throughout the final year. Examples of expenses could be transportation to/from the internship site or research expenses related to the senior capstone.


ELIGIBILITY:

  • Limited to Public Affairs majors in approved experiential learning capstone internships
  • Complete the FAFSA by March
  • Demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA and UCLA Financial Aid Office
  • Transfer, CA Dream Act, and Visa students are eligible

AWARD AMOUNT:

  • Up to $200

IMPORTANT POLICIES:

  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages.  In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

APPLICATION:

  • Complete the Academic Works General Application at UCLA’s scholarship portal. It is recommended that students complete the Academic Works General Application every year to see all UCLA awards they are eligible for.
  • Briefly explain (100 words or less) how you will use the stipend for your Public Affairs capstone.

 TIMELINE:

  • The next application will open June 2021
  • Generally, applications are due a month after the date the application opens
  • Applicants are notified of award status in August



UCLA Internship Alumni Network Alex White Scholarship


The UCLA Internship Alumni Network (UCLA IAN) is happy to partner with the Luskin School of Public Affairs to provide support for UCLA students to gain valuable career experience through internships. The UCLA IAN is an alumni affinity network supporting students through internships and mentoring as they explore their career path. One way that IAN provides this support is through administering the Alex White Scholarship Fund to students who are doing internships.


ELIGIBILITY:

  • The UCLA Internship Alumni Network is an alumni affinity group whose mission is to support students to gain valuable career-shaping experience through internships.  This opportunity is open to Public Affairs majors who have demonstrated financial need and who will be doing an internship in Summer 2021.  Please note that Pre-Public Affairs majors who have submitted a major application for the Spring 2021 cycle and students graduating in Summer 2021 may also apply for this scholarship.

AWARD AMOUNT:

  • Two (2) scholarships at $1500 each.

IMPORTANT POLICIES:

  • In some cases, final award amounts may be adjusted for indirect costs and/or taxes. Awards may also affect the students’ financial aid packages.  In all cases, students who are awarded are strongly encouraged to discuss possible financial aid impact with UCLA Financial Aid Office.

APPLICATION:

 TIMELINE:

  • The scholarship application will open April 12, 2021 through April 30, 2021. Awards will be announced by May 30, 2021.