Donna L. Baer Scholarship

The Donna L. Baer Scholarship, with preference to Palestinian students, provides scholarship support to undergraduates with little to no assets pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors: Engineering (all types), Physics, Chemistry (and Biochemistry), Mathematics, Botany, Biology (all types), Astrophysics, Astronomy, Aerospace, Anesthesiology, Anthropology, Archeology, Architecture, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Genetics or Neuroscience. Applicants must demonstrate high financial need as determined by the UCLA Financial Aid & Scholarships office. Scholarship payments support immediate needs in terms of college costs, specifically tuition, room and board at UCLA, including books, fees and other expenses associated with the pursuit at UCLA of a bachelor’s degree.

Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and continue pursuing one of the majors listed above in order to keep receiving scholarship payments.

$5000 -- renewable; notification by April 15
Supplemental Questions
  1. Palestinian Background
    • Are you a Palestinian student?
    • Please briefly explain your Palestinian background and your relationship to it.
  2. Major at UCLA
    • Are you pursuing one of the following majors? (Select all that apply.)
    • Are your pursuing a bachelor's degree at UCLA?
  3. Have you submitted the FAFSA or Dream Act Application?
  4. What are your current academic activities, plans and goals? How would this scholarship help you academically?
  5. Please provide the name and e-mail of an individual who will provide a letter of reference. The recommendation cannot be from a peer or family member. Your recommender will automatically receive a link prompting them to upload the recommendation via the Academic Works (aka Blackbaud) portal. It is critical that the recommender meet the deadline or the portal will close and your application will be considered incomplete. NOTE: IF YOU ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTIES SECURING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, please contact us via Message Center on the SRC website (