About the Scholars Program
The Ralph Bunche Scholars Program (RBS) at Los Angeles City College prepares students for transfer and the rigors of academic work at a four-year university.
To Certify in the Program, Students Must:
- Complete four honors classes (for STEM majors), or five honors classes (for all other majors) and have a minimum of 15 units
- Earn a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher
- Complete an outside public service project (30 hours)
- Have written a university-level research essay
It is best for Scholars to finish all requirements within two years. Please note that you must take at least one honors class per semester in order to remain in good standing in the program. Upon completion of the requirements, students are certified as Ralph Bunche Scholars. This honor greatly increases a student's chances to be accepted at a competitive 4year university.
RBS offers a rigorous curriculum, seminars, and enrichment activities. Student scholars interact, collaborate, and learn from professors that have been educated in some of the best universities here and abroad.