Astin Civic Engagement Scholars

How to Apply
Students who will have upper division standing in 2018-19 are eligible to apply to the Astin Civic Engagement Research Scholars Program. Scholars selected to the program will serve as research consultants to a community partner organization and enroll in a 4-unit academic class during both fall and winter quarters, and will then enroll in a 4-unit independent research course during spring quarter.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Application Instructions

  1. Click on the application form HERE, and complete the Word document. The completed application will include an essay that asks the following:
    • As the Executive Director of a community service center in Los Angeles, you have been given unlimited funds to improve educational advancement in your community. Please describe how you would lead your organization in taking on this issue from a systemic perspective. Please submit your answer in no more than 500 words.
  2. Email the completed form to Dr. Doug Barrera by 5:00 pm on May 25th, 2018. Dr. Barrera is happy to meet with any prospective applicants to discuss their research ideas.

  3. Interested candidates are encouraged to attend the 2017-18 Astin Scholars Research Presentations to learn more about the program. This event will take place on May 23rd from 4:00-6:00 pm in the UCLA James West Alumni Center. Please RSVP to