Funding Opportunities

The Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship (2023-24)

Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding graduate students in the field of international relations, who need financial assistance.

The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations awards several scholarships each academic year. These scholarships are made possible by a generous gift from Alice Belkin and are intended to support outstanding graduate students in need of financial assistance and studying fields and topics related to globalization or international relations.

Successful applicants will receive up to $4,000.


Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now closed. 

Please join our listserv to keep up to date on Burkle Center events and receive announcement an announcement when our 2024-25 Alice Belkin Scholarship application opens.



Belkin Memorial Scholarships will be granted to qualified graduate applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need.



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at UCLA.
  • Applicants must be studying a field and topics related to globalization or international relations and have research and/or career goals that directly relate to international relations. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 or higher grade point average (cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher must be maintained during the academic year of award).



  • Completed Application Form (2 pages - see attachment below). Please type or write legibly.
  • Statement of Interest expressing the applicant's 1) personal background, 2) career goals, and 3) confirming the applicant's eligibility. -- Share who you are, discuss your career goals, and describe the international dimensions of your work or research interests. Recommended statement length is 2 pages, single spaced, 12 pt font.
  • Current Resume or CV
  • Official transcript from UCLA (if this is your first year at UCLA, please include an official transcript from prior institutions)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (from professors, mentors and/or employers) - emailed from your recommenders to
  • A complete list of other sources of financial support with their amounts (including TA-ships and GSRs) applied for, pending and received for 2021-22 and 2022-23



Applications for the 2023-24 Belkin Memorial Scholarships are now closed. Please join our listserv to keep up to date on Burkle Center events and receive announcements on our 2024-25 Alice Belkin Scholarship application. 

Upload completed application materials in a single PDF labeled with your first and last name

*If your official transcripts have to be mailed, please use the following mailing address:

Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship Competition
c/o UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations
11353 Bunche Hall, Box 951487
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1486


All applicants will be notified of their application status at the end of the review process.



For answers to our most frequently asked questions, click here.



For a list of previous Belkin scholarship recipients, click here.

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