Educators for Tomorrow (EFT) Program is dedicated to assisting new generations of educators who are committed to academic excellence, access, opportunity, and equity for underrepresented and underserved communities. The program seeks students who wish to pursue careers in the following areas:

  • K-16 Teaching
  • Student Affairs
  • Administration
  • Education Policy

Under the guidance of a graduate mentor, EFT Scholars conduct their own research project informed by an educational internship site. Upon the completion of the program students present their final work. In addition, EFT Scholars learn about graduate programs in education, and the application process.

Eligibility Criteria

EFT applicants must:

  1. Be AAP students
  2. Have junior or senior year standing at the time of applying
  3. Plan to apply to graduate/professional programs within the field of Education
  4. Motivated to conduct independent research
  5. Demonstrated commitment to working in underserved communities

Program Timeline


  • Submit EFT Program application


  • Enroll in the weekly EFT Program 2-unit honors seminar (HC 193A)
  • Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the EFT Program Coordinator
  • Learn about graduate programs in education and required entrance exams


  • Enroll in the weekly 2-unit honors seminar (HC 193A)
  • Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the EFT Program Coordinator
  • Complete an internship at a community site (minimum of 20 hours)
  • Students present their work at the Annual UCLA Undergraduate Research Week

How Do I Apply to the EFT Program?

Complete the TWO part application.

Part I
Submit EFT program application. (Available Fall quarter)

Part II
Submit application packet to Campbell Hall Room 1202

  • Research Topic Statement (500 word max)
  • Personal Statement (500 word max)
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Electronic Financial Aid Notification (e-FAN)
  • Unofficial Transcript


For more information, please contact us:

Magali Campos
EFT Coordinator
T: (310) 794-4186