Fellowship Application for Continuing Graduate Students 2024-25

The application is for all continuing UCLA graduate students who wish to be considered for Division of Graduate Education merit-based awards in 2024-25. Awards are not automatically renewable. Students must apply yearly, as applicable. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, we urge you also to apply for need-based financial aid. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office or at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

Please note that students in self-supporting programs are not eligible to apply for any Division of Graduate Education awards. Those programs are:

  • Architecture – Master’s of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (MS AUD SUPRASTUDIO)
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry – Master of Applied Chemical Sciences (MACS)
  • Data Science in Biomedicine (MS)
  • Data Science in Health (MDSH)
  • Dentistry – Professional Program for International Dentists
  • Economics – Master of Quantitative Economics (MQE)
  • Education Leadership Program (EdD)
  • Engineering – Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Engineering Online Master’s Programs (MSE, all)
  • Geography – Master of Applied Geospatial Information Systems & Technologies (MAGIST)
  • Management – Executive MBA (EMBA)
  • Management – Full-time MBA
  • Management – Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA)
  • Management – Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific (GEMBA)
  • Management – Master of Financial Engineering (MFE)
  • Management – Master of Science Business Analytics (MS)
  • Nursing – Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Physics & Astronomy – Master of Quantum Science and Technology (MQST)
  • Public Health – Executive Master’s of Public Health (EMPH)
  • Public Health – Master’s of Public Health for Health Professionals (MPH)
  • Public Health – Master’s of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • School of Law – Master of Laws (LLM)
  • School of Law – Master of Legal Studies (MLS)
  • Social Science – Master of Social Science (MSS)
  • Statistics – Master of Applied Statistics and Data Science (MASD)


Introduction to the Continuing Student Award Application: for Students


  1. Before starting an application, please review the eligibility requirements detailed in Graduate Student Financial Support.
  2. Complete all the items on the application that pertain to the award(s) for which you are applying. You will be INELIGIBLE if items are left blank and information is called for but not provided.
  3. You may apply for graduate merit-based awards in only one major department.


February 16, 2024


Notification of Awards

Students are notified via e-mail as soon as award decisions are made, from Spring through early Fall. Do not expect notification before April. If applicants have not received an email after the published Decision date, they should contact their staff graduate advisor/Student Affairs Officer.