On behalf of generous donors, the Department of Economics is now accepting applications for 2010-2011 academic year scholarships. Most scholarships are in the amount of $5,000 each and require you to be a Department of Economics student.

If you would like to apply, you must submit your completed application no later than Friday, June 25, at 4:00 p.m. No late applications will be accepted. For more information and to complete an application, please go to http://www.econ.ucla.edu. Click on the Undergraduate link and then the Scholarship link.

We have received a relatively small number of applications in the past, so we definitely encourage you to apply. Your GPA is not the only criteria we look at. When you write your essay, please make sure that you let us know what activities you have been involved in and how you can differentiate yourself from the other applicants. Students whose essay indicates only that they need the money do not have as high of a possibility of being selected.

We want to direct your attention to a particular scholarship, the Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship. This scholarship is open only to students with a 3.0 to 3.5 cumulative UCLA GPA and a desire to pursue a career in accounting. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask one of the counselors in 2263 Bunche.