WILSON ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Due: Friday, April 29, 2011
Wilson Academic Advancement Scholarships are awarded to academically strong first-year students who are committed to community service and plan to attend graduate or professional studies after receiving the baccalaureate degree. This is a three-year award, ranging between $4,000 to $6,000 per academic year depending on merit and financial need.
Each Wilson Scholar will meet regularly with the professional staff of the AAP Counseling and Mentoring Programs to devise an academic plan leading to the pursuit of an advanced degree. Students will be paired with an AAP Graduate Mentor who will provide students with professional advice and mentoring in their areas of interest. Mentors also advise students on developing their resumes or curriculum vitae, personal and professional statements and obtaining strong letters of recommendations from professors and employers. Finally, Wilson Scholars are encouraged to participate in various programs within AAP and the College of Letters and Sciences, including but not limited to: College Honors, the McNair Research Scholars Program, the Community Development and Social Justice Scholars Program, MARC and CARE.
Eligibility: * Be an AAP student
* Entered UCLA as a freshman in Fall 2010
* Have accumulated at least 26 units at UCLA during Fall 2010 and Winter 2011
* Demonstrate academic potential for graduate study
* Demonstrate financial need
* Express an interest in attending graduate or professional school
* Demonstrate an interest in community service
The Wilson Academic Advancement Scholarship Application is attached. The following is a check list for materials due by 5:00 pm on April 29, 2011:
___ Application form
___ Updated unofficial transcript (DPR is not acceptable)
___ Copy of your Financial Aid Award Notice (FAN)
___ One letter of support from a UCLA Faculty member or Teaching Assistant discussing your academic potential and interest in community service and graduate or professional school.
Please return to AAP Administration, 1232 Campbell Hall
Important Financial Aid Implications The Wilson Academic Advancement Scholarship will be part of your overall financial aid package. This means that if you receive the Wilson award, the Financial Aid office may adjust your financial aid package to ensure that you do not exceed your financial aid eligibility. When such adjustments are required, loans and work-study awards are reduced (to the extent possible) prior to any grant or scholarship reductions.
Wilson Scholars are not eligible to receive other AAP Scholarships.
For more information about the impact of the Wilson Scholarship awards on your financial aid eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (310) 206-0400.