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True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award

2018 Senior Send-Off Activity

Key Information


  • Graduating senior in 2019-20 academic year (19F, 20W, or 20S) 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 for an in-person interview on campus, if selected as a finalist.

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: TBD


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

Award Recipients

True Bruin Distinguished Seniors 2018-19


  • Elston Bell, Jr.
  • Ashraf Beshay
  • Nathan Golvinsky
  • Krystal Lau
  • Michelle Leccese
  • Luke Mostert
  • Asli Pekcan
  • Mathew Santiago
  • Sohni Thakkar
  • Jordan Vega


  • Henna Dialani
  • Sanjita Gowda
  • Paulina Hernandez
  • Richie Hong
  • Haya Kaliounji
  • Ayse Kesaf
  • Christine Nguyen
  • Hermona Okbu
  • Megan Ren
  • Rocio Sanchez-Nolasco
  • Victoria Sheber
  • Austin Steinhart
  • Peter Wang
Lambda True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award Recipient
  • Divya Prajapati
  • David Nguyen
Alumni Band True Bruin Senior Award Recipient
  • Michelle Leccese
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