Since 1936, volunteers have played a vital role in the UCLA Alumni Scholarships Program. Volunteers are able to interact with like-minded Bruins and exceptional scholarship applicants while giving back to the university in a tangible way.
We invite UCLA Alumni and friends to help in the selection process of our exceptional candidates by reviewing applications, interviewing candidates and outreach. Our volunteers are absolutely crucial to the Alumni Scholarships Program.
Freshman Alumni Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman based on merit.
Alumni Scholarships Volunteer Information Sessions:
UCLA – James West Alumni Center
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
*Live-stream available for those outside the Southern California area. Participation on the training, either in person or virtually, is required for ALL volunteers.
Alumni Scholarships Application Reading Opportunities:
Regional Candidate Interviews
*Interview sites will vary based on candidate pool
Every April, top-scoring scholarship applicants participate in a competition at UCLA to potentially increase their base scholarship award up to $20,000 paid over four years. This competition is a 32-year tradition of the Alumni Scholarships Program and was formerly known as State Finals.
The Lew and Edie Wasserman Scholars Endowment was established in 1994 to recognize UCLA undergraduates with extraordinary academic merit, superior personal qualities and demonstrated financial need. This grant provides additional funding, up to $5,000, to current Alumni Scholars, helping them reduce their Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans and Work Study.
The True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to highly meritorious students who exemplify the True Bruin values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Service. This scholarship was formerly known Distinguished Senior/Bruin Award.
This committee assists the UCLA Alumni Scholarships Program staff in the administration and advancement of the program. The committee positions provide an opportunity to utilize volunteers in achieving program goals and expanding the impact of scholarships.
Committee activities include: the review of award requirements, determine the number of scholarship awards each year, volunteer engagement, handling of award exceptions and input of fundraising efforts.
Volunteers should have access to the internet to receive communication and electronic applications.
Some selection programs may require attendance on UCLA’s campus. Specific events indicated on Volunteer Registration form.