The Arthur Ashe Legacy Scholarship uses endowed resources originated from the Arthur Ashe Learning Center (AALC) to promote service, scholarship and sportsmanship–the very values Ashe stood for as a Bruin throughout his life. Although Arthur Ashe Jr. is a legend in many circles, there remains opportunity to spotlight the positive impacts he had on tennis, his commitment to improving social conditions, and his concern for public health and welfare. The scholarship will be awarded through the Academic Advancement Program (AAP) in collaboration with an AALC appointed committee. The award will be disbursed in the 2024-2025 academic year and is based on merit and need to student(s) who exemplify the ideals Ashe displayed as a UCLA student. The Arthur Ashe Legacy Scholarship is a highly esteemed award with multi-year opportunity and average of $7,000.

· Must be enrolled as a full-time student during the entire 2024-2025 academic year
· U.S. Citizen
· GPA threshold of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Your application and all supporting materials must be submitted by Friday, April 26th, 2024 by 5pm; no late or incomplete applications will be accepted. A completed application includes:

  1. AAP Arthur Ashe Legacy Scholarship Application
  2. Essay: Answer the question in a 500–600-word essay describing activities, qualifications, and connection to Arthur Ashe.
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation: Both letters must be from individuals who are familiar with you and references. Letter of Recommendations can be e-mailed directly to or can be attached to the application. APPLICATIONS must be submitted as one PDF document and include the Scholarship Cover Page.

Essay Question:
Arthur Ashe was known for his multifaceted career in a variety of fields–scholarship, athletics, and humanitarianism. Is this a model you would like to emulate during your time at UCLA? If so, how?


Please return application along with supporting materials via e-mail to by Friday, April 26th, 2024, by 5pm. For assistance, please call 310-206-1551 or e-mail as ONE PDF. Final GPA will be retrieved by our office.