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True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award

2018 Senior Send-Off Activity

Key Information


  • Graduating senior in 2018-19 academic year (18F, 19W, or 19S) or undergraduate with senior-standing (132 units, or equivalent).
  • 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. 4 for an in-person interview on campus, if selected as a finalist.

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: Oct. 10, 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 2017-18


Olamide Olowe

Apurva Panse

David Brik

Manjari Daniel

Gabriel Urreola

Carolanne Link

Christian Kramme

Zoe Borden

Rafael Sands

Lauren Henning


  • Ronnel Azizollahi
  • Rosemarie DiPentino
  • Daniel Halteh
  • Sonia Iyengar
  • Miguelina Manriquez
  • Erika Monasch
  • Aditi Newadkar
  • Audrey Nguyen
  • Nikitha Pothireddy
  • Agnes Premkumar
  • Arpan Shah
  • Sabrin Sidhu
  • Maggi Strom
  • Alisa Sukhina
  • Nikita Thareja
  • Elizabeth Vanderwall
Lambda True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award Recipient
  • Monroe Young
Alumni Band True Bruin Senior Award Recipient
  • Christina Martin
Bruin Professional True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award Recipient
  • Miguelina Manriquez
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