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Alumni Scholarships Volunteers

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Freshman Alumni Scholarships 

Freshman Alumni Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman based on merit.

Freshman Alumni Scholarship Process

Virtual application reading: March 22-24, 2019.

Save the date: Phone interviews will take place March 30 & 31. National Finals Competition Day is April 12.

More information regarding volunteering for interviews and National Finals will be communicated via email in the new year. Participation in interviews and National Finals is contingent upon completion of application reading/scoring.

Community College Transfer Alumni Scholarships 

Community College Transfer Alumni Scholarships (CCTS) are awarded to incoming transfer students based on merit. The 2019 application review of our transfer students is Friday, May 10 – Monday, May 13, and we need your help to read and score the applications from these incredible students.

Lew and Edie Wasserman Grant 

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.

  • Virtual Application Reading: July 10-14

True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award 

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.

  • Volunteering Position(s): Application Reader and/or Interviewer
  • Virtual Application Reading: Fall 2019 TBD
  • Interview Day: We will reach out for volunteers for the TBDSA Interview Day via email following the application reading.

Alumni Scholarships Steering Committee 

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.

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