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Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

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Admission Requirements

High School Seniors Entering as First-Time College Students:
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Written essay
  • One letter of recommendation
  • An interview with the Director
  • Assessment scores for English and Math from Los Angeles City College
  • Eligible for English 101
Current & Non-Traditional Students:
  • 12 completed units at LACC or other District Campus
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Written essay
  • One letter of recommendation from faculty
  • An interview with the Director
  • Eligible for English 101
Special Admission:

Students may be admitted to the Scholars Program who do not meet the necessary requirements as stated above. These students may exhibit qualities of leadership and potential for academic excellence. Students who believe they may not qualify under the traditional requirements may request special admission by presenting one letter of recommendation, writing an essay, and interviewing with the Director.

Download Application

Download the Ralph Bunche Scholars Program application.

Complete applications include:

  • Application
  • Letter of recommendation (this can be emailed to us from your recommender)
  • Essay
  • Transcripts

Submit in a large sealed envelope and mail to:

Derrick Kiley, PhD
Director, Ralph Bunche Scholars Program
Bldg. AD Room 205B/C
Los Angeles City College
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

 Contact Us

SSB 266
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2340

 Office Hours

Fall 2017:

Danielle Muller PhD, Director
Monday & Thursday: 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 3pm

Mario Escalante, Honors Counselor
Monday: 4pm - 7pm
Friday: 12pm - 2pm
Or email:

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911