Student Support

Application deadline for all scholarships and fellowships listed below – February 15

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Aristides G. Alexopoulos Endowment Student Fund for Students in Need
This fund provides assistance in the form of small need-based awards to continuing UCLA students in financial need (paid as scholarships to undergraduates, or fellowships to graduate students), with preference given to undergraduate and graduate students of Hellenic descent or with parents of Greek citizenship.

Award: up to $2,500

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA or scholarship portal.
  • You must submit a FAFSA or Dream Act application by the March 2 priority deadline EVERY YEAR to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue to receive scholarships.
  • Personal Statement: Complete as part of above basic application and describe why you should be chosen for this scholarship, not to exceed 250 words (maximum of 2,000 characters including spaces)
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47477 

Vlahakis-Hanks Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is available to continuing UCLA undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science. Eligible students must demonstrate leadership in Hellenic causes, environmental issues, or community empowerment. 

Award: up to $3,000

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA or scholarship portal.
  • Personal Statement: Complete as part of above basic application, not to exceed 250 words.
  • Leadership Statement: Describe in 350-500 words (maximum of 4,000 characters including spaces) how you demonstrate leadership in one or more of these areas: Hellenic causes, environmental issues, or community empowerment.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47391

GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Aristides G. Alexopoulos Endowment Student Fund for Students in Need
This fund provides assistance in the form of small need-based awards to continuing UCLA students in financial need (paid as scholarships to undergraduates, or fellowships to graduate students), with preference given to undergraduate and graduate students of Hellenic descent or with parents of Greek citizenship.

Award: up to $2,500

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal:

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA.
  • You must submit a FAFSA or Dream Act application by the March 2 priority deadline EVERY YEAR to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue to receive scholarships.
  • Personal Statement: Complete as part of above basic application and describe why you should be chosen for this fellowship, not to exceed 250 words (maximum of 2,000 characters including spaces)
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47477 

Peter and Vivi Demopoulos Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship
This fellowship supports graduate student travel to Greece for research during the summer.

Award: up to $4,000

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal:

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA.
  • Description of research project including name, year, department, contact information (max. 400 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (2) recommendation letters; the letters should be sent directly from the recommenders
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47480

James and Carolyn Kolokotrones Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship
This fellowship supports graduate student travel to Greece for research during the summer.

Award: up to $4,000

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal:

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA.
  • Description of research project including name, year, department, contact information (max. 400 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (2) recommendation letters; the letters should be sent directly from the recommenders
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47485 

George Olympios Family Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship
This fellowship supports graduate student travel to Greece for research during the summer.

Award: up to $2,000

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal:

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA.
  • Description of research project including name, year, department, contact information (max. 400 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (2) recommendation letters; the letters should be sent directly from the recommenders
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47488

The George and Cleola Gavalas Fund for Archaeology
This fund is used to support students studying archaeology in Greece, from any period of the country’s history.

Award: up to $2,500

Apply through the Financial Aid Office scholarship portal:

  • You must complete an online “UCLA Scholarship Application” available through MyUCLA.
  • Description of research project including name, year, department, contact information (max. 400 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two (2) recommendation letters; the letters should be sent directly from the recommenders
  • Award listing: https://ucla.academicworks.com/opportunities/47603

OTHER STUDENT AWARDS

The Gus and Judie Christopoulos Award for Modern Greek Language Study
This annual merit-based award is provided to the student with the best performance in the first year of Modern Greek language courses.

INQUIRIES

For questions about the above funding opportunities, please email hellenic@humnet.ucla.edu or call our office at 310-825-5323.