“The Riordan Scholars Program left an indelible mark on my life, exposing me to the importance of strategically preparing for success, relationship building and launching my brand. These foundational skills have had a profound impact on my life. The program exposed me to the stock market as a sophomore in high school, which fundamentally changed my life trajectory. My involvement since 2001 is largely a testament to how important the program was and continues to be for me.”
Vice President, Deutsche Bank
Riordan Scholar 2004
- Mentorship by current UCLA Anderson MBA students
- Stock Market Analyst Competition and Real Estate Competition
- SAT prep workshops
- Guest lectures from top leaders in corporate and academic communities
- Personalized College Action Plan counseling
- College application and financial aid workshops
- Leadership development seminars
- Site visits to companies such as Goldman Sachs, Google and Airbnb.
Will you be the first in your family to go to college? Do you see yourself as a future leader in business or in the community? Every year, we elevate our students to the places they feel they are meant to be. Our founders envisioned this program to be nothing short of transformational.
2023–2024 Tentative Session Dates
|Orientation: September 16, 2023|
|Session 1: October 14, 2023|
|Session 2: November 18, 2023|
|Session 3: December 9, 2023|
|Session 4: January 20, 2024|
|Session 5: February 17, 2024|
|Session 6: March 16, 2024|
|Session 7: April 13, 2024|
|Session 8: May 2024|
|SAT Prep Schedule|
|SAT Practice Test 1: TBD|
|SAT Bootcamp 1: TBD|
|SAT Practice 2 - TBD|
|SAT Bootcamp 2: TBD|
|SAT Additional Session: TBD|
|SAT Practice Test 3: TBD|
Session attendance is mandatory for all students. SAT test prep is also mandatory for all 10th-and-11th grade students. All dates are subject to change, and session format (online vs. in person) will be determined by Los Angeles County’s guidelines regarding in-person learning.
Participation in the Riordan Scholars Program is granted on a tuition-free basis to those who are admitted. Supplies and materials are provided during the monthly Saturday sessions (September–May), along with continental breakfast and lunch.
While transportation to the monthly Saturday sessions at UCLA will be provided from selected schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District, alternative methods of transportation are encouraged. Choices include being dropped off at the UCLA Anderson campus, carpooling with other Scholars, and taking public transportation. Bus tokens and parking will be provided on a case-by-case basis, and prior notice is required.
Admitted Riordan Scholars are required to attend all monthly Saturday sessions and all SAT test preparation sessions (sophomores and juniors). Riordan Scholars are expected to exhibit a professional demeanor and actively participate in all session discussions, workshops and activities. Respect toward fellow Scholars, programming staff, mentors and session guests, including faculty members, professional speakers and volunteers, is obligatory. Appropriate professional attire is required at all Riordan Programs functions.