Graduate Student Funding

Fellowships

Overview

UCLA Fellowships for continuing students are merit-based awards that provide stipends in varying amounts and may include tuition and nonresident supplemental tuition. Awards are competitive and open to all graduate students. Details about applying for UCLA Fellowships as a continuing student may be found on the Graduate Division Financial Support website.

Deadlines

Deadlines for UCLA Fellowships can vary. Typically, applications are due in the first few months of the year. Please visit the Graduate Division Financial Support website for current information.

UCLA Fellowships Include:

  • Cota-Robles – Activating Year 2
    • $25,000 stipend plus standard tuition and fees
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship
    • $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition and fees (excluding nonresident supplemental tuition)
    • Applicants must be nominated by their department. Contact the CEE SAO at CEESAO@seas.ucla.edu to discuss the nomination procedure.
  • Privately Endowed Fellowships
    • Awards vary.
    • Applicants must be nominated by their department. Contact the CEE SAO at CEESAO@seas.ucla.edu to discuss the nomination procedure.

Conference, Research and Professional Development Travel Grants

Overview

To encourage doctoral students to present their work and network at conferences in their fields, to support travel associated with off-campus research and to enable students to take advantage of off-campus professional development opportunities. Effective Fall 2016 for new entering doctoral students. Effective July 2016 for eligible continuing doctoral students.

Deadlines

Airfare: Reimbursement can be provided up to 2–3 weeks in advance of the departure date or within 45 days after the travel has been completed.

All other expenses: Reimbursement must be requested within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 45 days after travel has been completed.

Amount

$1,000 ($100 minimum for each reimbursement request)

Each new and continuing doctoral student will be provided up to $1,000 total reimbursement that can be used, in whole or in part, at any time through the student’s seventh year of enrollment in the doctoral program, as long as the student and the activities meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility, Allowable Expenses, Application

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Overview

Merit-based support provided by national, international or private foundations.

Deadlines

Vary. Many organizations accept applications up to a year before acceptance into a graduate program. Please visit the Graduate Division Financial Support website for current information.

Where to Find Extramural Fellowships

 

T.H. Lin Scholarship

Overview

The T.H. Lin Scholarship is awarded annually and selection of the awardee is based on academic excellence and financial need. Award amount may vary.

Eligibility

  • Continuing Civil and Environmental Engineering international student in Structural Mechanics program.
  • Preference given to a M.S. or Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering student.
  • Good academic standing with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.

Process

  • During the Fall quarter each year the Civil and Environmental Engineering department will send the scholarship application with detailed instructions to students who meet the eligibility requirements listed above.
  • Students will submit the completed application, current UCLA transcript, Resume/CV and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member to Boelter Hall 5732-A by the provided deadline.
  • Applications will be reviewed and recipient announced.

 

Martin Rubin Scholarship

Overview

The Martin Rubin Scholarship is awarded annually or biennial to a graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Selection of the awardee is based on academic excellence and financial need. Award amount may vary.

Eligibility

  • Continuing Ph.D. or M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering student.
  • Good academic standing with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.
  • Preference given to students with an interest in transportation engineering.

Process

  • During the Fall quarter each year the Civil and Environmental Engineering department will send the scholarship application with detailed instructions to students who meet the eligibility requirements listed above.
  • Students will submit the completed application, current UCLA transcript, Resume/CV and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member to Boelter Hall 5732-A by the provided deadline.
  • Applications will be reviewed and recipient announced.

Outstanding Student Awards

Overview

Each year the Civil and Environmental Engineering department recognizes one M.S. and one Ph.D. student for their outstanding achievement. Recipients receive certificate and monetary award. Achievement is recognized during commencement ceremony.

Eligibility

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering student with a minimum of 3.5 at time of nomination.
  • Must display superior academic achievement and have made a significant contribution to the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

Process

  • Faculty must submit nomination form with supporting documentation (supporting letter, student resume/CV, and any additional documents). Students should contact faculty if they are interested in being nominated for the award.
  • During the Spring quarter each year the Civil and Environmental Engineering department will send the nomination form with detailed instructions to faculty and students.
  • Nominations will be reviewed and recipients announced.

 

Overview

Funding based on financial need available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Financial aid includes federal loans and work-study awards.

Deadlines

If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (also known as the FAFSA) by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, this application can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov.

If you are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident but approved to pay in-state tuition because you graduated from a high school in California; you will need to complete the California DREAM application by March 2nd. The DREAM application can be accessed at https://dream.csac.ca.gov.

Where can I find more information?

UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarship website has an overview of graduate student financial aid information including how to apply for aid, what aid is available, and how to maintain eligibility.