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True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award

Key Information


  • Graduating senior in 2016-17 academic year (16F, 17W, or 17S)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be in good academic standing and meet Expected Cumulative Progress Requirement as deemed by the University. (132 units, or equivalent)
  • All applicants must be available on Nov. 6, for an in-person interview on campus

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: Oct. 9, at 11:59 PM



The True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award is a prestigious scholarship awarded to highly meritorious students who exemplify the True Bruin values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Service.

It is an opportunity for seniors to receive a scholarship through the esteemed Alumni Scholarship Program, and showcase the skills, knowledge, and leadership experiences they have gained on campus and in their community. Award recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship and be recognized and celebrated across campus.

All eligible seniors are welcome to apply. A volunteer alumni committee will screen applications and then invite top-ranked candidates for an interview before final selections are made.

Additional Awards

In addition, the following groups are sponsoring a True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award this year:
• UCLA Alumni Band
• UCLA Lambda (LGBTQ) Alumni Association
• UCLA New Student & Transition Programs

Award Recipients

True Bruin Distinguished Seniors 2014-15



  • Luzdelia Caballero
  • Kailey Erickson
  • Grant Guess
  • Christopher Kanaan
  • Andrew Lin
  • Thalia Nguyen
  • Hyder Said
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