Scholarship Resources

The road to obtaining a college degree can be very expensive, especially for first-generation college students who may not have parents with first-hand experience of how to maximize a financial aid package. Below are several scholarship resources available to first-generation students as well as undocumented or DACA students.

For more information regarding your financial aid while attending UCLA, visit the official Financial Aid website.

First-Generation Scholarships

Coca Cola First Generation Scholarship

Apply here! Due: May 31, 2018 

Requirements: Freshman, 2.9+ GPA, First-Generation Student 

Not undocumented student friendly

Award: $5,000 

Contact phone number: 303-426-8900

Golden Door Scholarship

Apply here! 

Requirements: Incoming freshman, First-Generation Student 

TELACU Education Foundation Scholarship

Apply here! 

Requirements: Latino/Latina, First-Generation Student, 2.5+ GPA

Award: $500

Contact phone number: 323-721-1655

Lapiz Family Scholarship

Apply here! 

Requirements: 3.0+ GPA, Farm worker or child of farm worker or migrant farm worker, US citizen or permanent resident

Award: $2,000

Contact phone number: 415-395-9985

Undocumented Student Scholarships

UndocuBruin Scholarship

The Undocumented Student Program (USP) is excited to inform you that this quarter they are offering one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a UCLA UndocuBruin! The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are eligible for the California Dream Act. USP hopes the scholarship will provide financial support that will contribute towards academic success.

The application is now open. You can find the scholarship attached to the email, via Facebook, and/or in person in the USP office, Student Activities Center B52. 

Deadline is December 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Please note that awards will be distributed at the beginning of the winter quarter 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to USP at or 310-206-2980.

DACA Student Scholarships

California Dream Act

Apply here! Priority filing deadline: March 2nd

Requirements: Approved for AB540 status

School code: 001315

Award: $5,000 

Contact phone number: 303-426-8900

Click here to access the GPA Verification Form.

California Dream Loan Program

Apply here! Due: March 2nd

Requirements: Meet the DREAM Act Application requirements

Loan award: up to $2000

Interest rates will be fixed at the same rates as Federal Direct Loans, with no loan fees. 


See an extended list of scholarships available here!

UCLA's Undocumented Students Program has an extended list of resources and scholarships. Check them out here and apply today!

Scholarships for Incoming Students

Golden Door Scholarship

Apply here! 

Requirements: Incoming freshman, First-Generation Student