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 merit award, ranging between $1,500 to $6,000 per academic year. Award amounts are according to final GPA.

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.


  • Be an AAP student
  • Entered UCLA as a freshman in Fall 2023
  • Have accumulated at least 26 units at UCLA during Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
  • 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 Friday, April 26th, 2024 to via e-mail to aapscholarship@college.ucla.edu

  • 2024 Wilson Scholarship Application
  • 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 email to aapscholarship@college.ucla.edu