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True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award

Key Information


  • Graduating senior in 2017-18 academic year (17F, 18W, or 18S)
  • 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

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: Oct. 13, 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 2016-17


  • Nadia Eshraghi (Biology)
  • Rachael Lee (English)
  • Amanda Mekhail (Psychology)
  • Alexander Nabavi-Noori (Political Science)
  • Eric Sosa (Human Biology & Soeicty)


  • Kassandra Hernandez
  • Brandon Pham
  • Elias Lawliet
  • Ganeev Singh
  • Sahaj Patel
  • Jasmine Sidhu
  • Shushanik Ginosyan
  • Melina Melgoza
  • Frank Chen
  • Sara Rashidi
  • Heaveen Ahdi
  • Yvonne Bui
  • Daniela Herrera
  • Lisa Chong
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