Academic Advancement Program Scholarship

Award Amount:  $5,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: January 31, 2018, Wednesday

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The University of California, Los Angeles is now inviting the applications for the “Academic Advancement Program Scholarship” All AAP applicants who are enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at the college or university level and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 can apply. AAP intended to develop the academic, scientific, political, economic, and community leadership necessary to transform society.

Host Institution:

The Academic Advancement Program (AAP) implemented at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has been evolving for over 40 years. The program improves the academic achievement of historically underrepresented groups which originally targeted particularly African Americans and Latinos but now extends to students from disadvantaged backgrounds of all races.


The list eligibility criteria are given below:

  • All applicants who have completed 36 units have not exceeded 150 units at the college or university levels are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative UCLA GPA of 2.75 or better by the end of the 2017 Fall Quarter.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate during the entire 2018-2019 academic year and apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA or the Dream Application.
  • If you currently have a multi-year scholarship it may render you ineligible.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply you must fill out the DREAM application, the application can be found at:

Supporting Documents:

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:

  • Career Goals/Interest: You will select at least one item from the list of career goals/interests.
  • Personal Statement: Describe in 350-500 words why you should be chosen for an AAP Scholarship and include any personal challenges, obstacles, or major events in your life you’ve overcome, if any.
  • Letter of Recommendation: The letter must be from a UCLA instructor (faculty or TA) who appears as the “instructor of record” for a class on your study list (current or past). This enables a copy of your Personal Statement to accompany your request.
  • All interested applicants must write an essay, you should answer one of the two questions in a 500-600 word essay. Failure to limit the length of your essay will result in a lower score on your application. All applicants will answer the one question that is given below:
  • Current Events: Recently, colleges and universities have had to deal with controversial speakers being invited or disinvited to campus.
  • UCLA Principles of Community: What historical events are tied to your own family history? How and when did you learn about them?  How does your family history shape your identity now?

Award Description:

The deserving candidates will receive an average scholarship award is $5,000.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

For more information, you can call Fatiha Qureshi at 310/206-1805 or come to 1232 Campbell Hall.