Our Mission


Students who receive Alumni Scholarships also become members of the Alumni Scholars Club (ASC). ASC is supported by and supportive of the UCLA Alumni Association.

Our Vision Statement

To unite and utilize the talents of Alumni Scholars in order to fully embrace service, leadership and community by adopting PIECES, the organization's strategic goals:

PIECES: Our Strategic Goals

Promote opportunities unique to the UCLA Alumni Association. Experience the value and benefits of the Alumni Association by participating in activities throughout the year, including Homecoming, Dinners for 12 Strangers, Interview with a Bruin and Spring Sing.

Identify and promote service programs to Alumni Scholars. Join us for fun opportunities to serve UCLA and the greater Los Angeles community programs like UCLA's I'm Going to College athletic events for kids. Volunteer at one of the Alumni Association's events and rub elbows with dedicated Bruins while earning service hours for your Renewal Scholarship.

Encourage a strong social bond among Alumni Scholars. Meet students just like you! Participate in our social activities such as ASC Adventures, come to the ASC Quarterly Meetings and mingle at our student mixers.

Create productive relationships with alumni. Interact with the alumni who made your scholarship possible at ASC activities and see what your fellow Bruins have accomplished with their UCLA educations. Enroll in the ASC Mentor Program and get to know an alumnus who can provide guidance on your educational and career paths.

Encourage leadership among Alumni Scholars. Become an ASC leader and learn to manage student programs by applying to be a coordinator in the fall or an ASC executive board director in the spring. Hone your leadership skills at ASC leadership development workshops throughout the year.

Support scholarships for the education of promising students. Spread the word about Alumni Scholarship opportunities by visiting high school or college campuses and talking to prospective students through our Ambassador Program. Support the next generation of Alumni Scholars by donating to the ASC Scholarship fund.

 

Our Scholarships


In 1936, UCLA alumni began the tradition of raising and awarding scholarships to help deserving students. Since then, more than 6,000 Bruins have received Alumni Scholarships.

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As a member of the Alumni Scholars Club, you are a recipient of one of the following scholarships. To gain a better understanding of all the scholarships that the Alumni Association provides, click on any of the scholarship titles to learn more.

Incoming Student Alumni Scholarships

All incoming student Alumni Scholarships are initially awarded through an application screening and interview process. The second-, third- and fourth-year payments of these scholarships are awarded through a Renewal Scholarship.

Continuing Student Alumni Scholarships

 

A Brief ASC History


In 1976, the UCLA Alumni Association founded ASC as a support group for students who had received Alumni Association scholarships. ASC originally focused purely on social events such as dances, parties and bowling.

In the mid-1980s, ASC began to focus more on service, and also initiated student recruitment programs. ASC members became more involved as volunteers at Alumni Association events. At this point, however, the club was still considered a group of student volunteers, not program developers.

Today, ASC coordinates a variety of student and alumni programs in conjunction with the Alumni Association. The club's executive board develops and implements projects with support from more than 200 active ASC volunteers. Club meetings are held once a quarter, and committees hold weekly meetings to help plan and implement programs and service opportunities for the rest of the club.

ASC takes pride in serving the Alumni Association and UCLA community, while working to create a sense of community among Alumni Scholars.

 

The ASC Connected Newsletter


Keep up with the Alumni Scholars Club through our quarterly publication, ASC Connected! Each edition contains information on all of our programs and activities throughout the year, including the prestigious Volunteer Leadership and Alumni Mentor Programs. Read through for incredible interviews with notable students and alumni, and learn about lasting impact of a UCLA education.

 

Our Staff


George Brown III Director, Alumni Scholars Club

Bio

George Brown is the director of the Alumni Scholars Club at the UCLA Alumni Association. Previously, he was director of membership for the YMCA. George has nearly a decade of experience in student recruitment, scholarship management and student programming.

Brown is a member of the Black Staff and Faculty Association at UCLA. He is also a volunteer at West Angeles Church of God in Christ and St. Jerome Catholic Church. Brown's areas of expertise include building strong teams, scholarship program development and management, student programming and student recruitment.

A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Brown holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. Brown is a native of Los Angeles.

gbrown@alumni.ucla.edu




Anthony Cube Director, Alumni Marketing and Communications

Bio

Anthony Cube has worked in marketing with the UCLA Alumni Association since 2005. He is responsible for communicating and promoting volunteer opportunities, BruinWorks (online network tool for alumni), Alumni Scholars Club activities, career services and various local alumni events. He also reviews communication sent out on behalf of UCLA College and professional schools such as the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, the UCLA School of Nursing and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He is also responsible for marketing various student initiatives such as Entertainment Networking Night, Interview with a Bruin and Spirit Squad activities.

Prior to joining UCLA, Cube worked for the Josephson Institute of Ethics for more than seven years as an educational programs manager. He was responsible for coordinating and marketing nationwide training seminars for a character education program called CHARACTER COUNTS!

Cube graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelor's degree in political science. He grew up in Los Angeles. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two little girls, and watching sports.

acube@alumni.ucla.edu



 

Our Leadership


Manjari Daniel President

Bio

Manjari Daniel is a third-year from Santa Rosa, CA, currently pursuing a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Philosophy. Outside of the classroom, Manjari is part of the Care Extender internship program at Ronald Reagan Hospital, as well as a student researcher at the Aftercare Program at UCLA Semel Institute. When she isn't analyzing data at her lab, or crying over homework, Manj is most likely getting brunch with her sorority sisters, or rehearsing with her all-female a cappella group in a dark, sketchy parking lot (our album is on Spotify, just saying). In the past, Manj has served as a coordinator, as well as ASC's Creative Director of Scholar Relations. She's unbelievably excited to be president next year!!

Position Description

The President is responsible for developing and implementing the overall vision for the Alumni Scholars Club Executive Board. He/she presides over executive board meetings, leads the executive board selections process, represents ASC at Alumni Association Meetings, and guides the other Executive Board members.

president@alumnischolarsclub.org




Eunice Lee Vice President

Bio

Eunice is a fourth-year student majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science. After serving as the Alumni Mentor Program Director this past year, she is excited to be returning to the ASC Executive Board. When she is not studying away at the library or having fun with her ASC peers, she is likely scouring the rest of LA to search out the best ice cream places. Join her on her mission some time! Following graduation, Eunice plans to attend law school. At this time, she is interested in becoming an international lawyer and aspires to engage in foreign relations.

Position Description

The Vice President fulfills the duties of the ASC President in his or her absence and assists them with their responsibilities. They are also in charge of organizing, preparing, and delegating tasks for the ASC scholarship fund, ASC's Bucks for Bruins, which also includes the Winter Quarterly Silent Auction. Lastly, the Vice President engages in planning and implementing the philanthropic event, the My Last Lecture Award, by facilitating the nomination process and ceremony.

vicepresident@alumnischolarsclub.org




Audrey Nguyen Leadership Development Director

Bio

Audrey is a third-year Human Biology and Society major from Anaheim Hills, California. After serving as a Coordinator and then Director for ASC, she is extremely excited to return to her am-ASC-ing family this year to spearhead the Leadership Development Program for the second time. In addition to ASC, Audrey works as a Resident Assistant for UCLA Residential Life, serves as a Director for the Fellowship for International Service and Health (FISH), works as a research associate for the Student Stroke Team, and is an intern for the T.E.A.C.H. program at UCLA. Her hobbies include playing tennis, writing stories, reading fiction novels, exploring L.A.'s many food places, and searching for new music on Spotify.

Position Description

For the Leadership Development Program, a series of seminars ranging from resume critiques to financial budgeting for the sake of preparing our scholars to be educated leaders as they continue to leave their mark on UCLA. Along with discussing possible internship possibilities with alumni, LDP will also be focusing on the organization of coordinator retreats for the fall and winter in order to provide a space where scholars can work together on the planning of future programs for the year.

leadership@alumnischolarsclub.org




Megan Ren Marketing Director

Bio

Megan is a second-year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major and Global Health minor who acknowledges that her major sounds more like a tongue twister than an academic concentration of study. She is from the Bay Area suburb of Fremont, CA, but there is a part of her that always resides within Hogwarts. She hopes to attend medical school after college to connect with patients as a physician and to improve patient care around the world, and feels blessed to have such great opportunities at UCLA to work towards that goal. Megan spent her first year of ASC as a coordinator for the Alumni Relations Committee and is excited to make a greater impact this year as Marketing Director. Aside from involvement in ASC, Megan is a designer for the Daily Bruin and volunteer for Students for Community Outreach, Promotion and Education (SCOPE) at the Mattel Children?s Hospital. When she's not in class or doing any of the above activities, you can probably find her on campus chasing after the nearest dog.

Position Description

Whatever prior notions you have about Marketing, throw them out. This year's Marketing Committee is completely revamped and will hold a new place in ASC. 40 percent of Marketing Committee will be actual marketing through traditional and digital channels, including the execution of campus-wide campaigns to solidify ASC's reputation at UCLA. The other 40 percent will be internal consulting, going over each ASC director's game plan, and tailoring a detailed marketing plan. The last 20 percent will be Marketing Committee's role as an ASC Street Team, promoting hype and ASC events through word of mouth communication.

marketing@alumnischolarsclub.org




Nolan Gunsolley Logistical Scholar Relations Co-Director

Bio

Nolan Gunsolley is a second-year Electrical Engineering major who comes from the surf-and-sand town of Laguna Beach, California. Nolan served as a coordinator on the Outreach committee last year, helping to plan and implement the event that inspired him to come to UCLA - National Finals. As this year's Scholar Relations logistical director, Nolan hopes to foster the same sense of community that drew him to UCLA, while pulling off a ton of amazing and dynamic events to forge relationships between scholars. When he's not studying in the library or taking power naps, Nolan can be found programming mini robots, eating far too many churros at Disneyland, or twisting balloon animals. Outside of ASC, Nolan serves as a member of the UCLA Supermileage Vehicle Club, IEEE, and the UCLA Solar Decathlon. In the future, he hopes to either become a Disney Imagineer or an engineer at NASA.

Position Description

The Scholar Relations committee is devoted to enriching the lives of Alumni Scholars through social and bonding events that are both informative and fun. Our themed quarterly meetings, scavenger hunts, murder mystery parties, and beach trips help foster amazing friendships in the ASC community. Scholar Relations also facilitates events for the Peer to Peer program.

scholarrelations@alumnischolarsclub.org




James Wilson Creative Scholar Relations Co-Director

Bio

James is a second-year Statistics and Economics double major from Santa Clarita, California. He is pursuing a career in data science, looking to work in consulting or government. He is a news host on UCLARadio.com (TUNE IN), where he discusses public policy and issues facing UCLA students. As an Eagle Scout, he loves the outdoors and adventure, and volunteers as Outreach Director for BruinScouts. James enjoys running for fun, reading classic novels, meeting new people, and getting caught in the rain. ASC is his home on campus, and has taught him to seize every moment and opportunity at UCLA.

Position Description

The Scholar Relations committee is devoted to enriching the lives of Alumni Scholars through social and bonding events that are both informative and fun. Our themed quarterly meetings, scavenger hunts, murder mystery parties, and beach trips help foster amazing friendships in the ASC community. Scholar Relations also facilitates events for the Peer to Peer program.

scholarrelations@alumnischolarsclub.org




Megan Legresley Alumni Relations Director

Bio

Megan is a second-year Political Science and Economics double major also minoring in Global Health. She hails from the gorgeous (albeit often rainy) city of Seattle, Washington. Megan served as the Executive Assistant of Scholar Relations last year, and she is excited to bring her experience to a new role within the club. As Alumni Relations Director, she aims to further promote mutually beneficial relationships between growing numbers of active alumni and scholars while supporting the vision of increasing recognition of ASC on campus. Outside of ASC, Megan is a managing editor of FEM Newsmagazine and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies. This past year, she was a research assistant working with middle school students, and she was awarded the UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for an essay examining Zika virus and Lyme disease. She spent the summer interning for U.S. Senator Patty Murray, and she hopes to work in management consulting or a public sector role after graduating from UCLA. Eventually, Megan desires to attend law school - potentially with a dual degree - to pursue her passions in economic development and international relations. Catch her chasing streetlights at absurd hours of the morning in pursuit of her dream of running for the UCLA XC and T&F teams (or by this point, running with the team!). In the evenings, you can find her cleaning Bplate out of fruit. Megan is thrilled to be a member of the Executive Board, and she can't wait to meet all of the incoming ASC Bruins!

Position Description

The Alumni Relations Director creates opportunities for scholars to interact with alumni through both social and professional events. The goal is to give students the chance to network and form unique, meaningful connections with graduated members of the Bruin family.

alumnirelations@alumnischolarsclub.org




Haley Petitt Outreach Director

Bio

Haley Petitt is a second-year student from the always sunny and warm city of Oceanside, California. She plans on majoring in Psychology where she will pursue a career in education and hopefully make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities. Though she plans on majoring in Psychology, she has not found it in herself to let go of her passion for Musical Theater, so she hopes to minor in Theater and continue performing! She is a member of UCLA's Hooligan Theater Company where she has worked behind the scenes doing hair and makeup for shows like Rent, and when she is not heard singing in the shower, she is often hanging out and joking around with her friends! She is extremely passionate about UCLA and is proud to represent ASC as this year's Outreach Director because she has seen the impact this club can have in making new Bruins feel welcome and part of the Alumni Scholars family!

Position Description

The Outreach Committee works to recruit future Bruins not just to UCLA but into the folds of the ASC family. In fall quarter, the Outreach director sets up the Peer-to-Peer mentorship program as well as the Ambassador Program, which will be reaching out to local high schools this year to introduce students to ASC. Spring quarter is our biggest event of the year, National Finals and Welcome Day (because where would we all be without awkward ice breakers!).

outreach@alumnischolarsclub.org




Nikita Thareja Alumni Mentor Program Director

Bio

Nikita is a third-year Physiological Sciences major hailing from the small town of sunny Saratoga, California. She dreams of attending medical school and becoming a surgeon one day. During her time in ASC, Nikita has served as a coordinator for the Alumni Mentor Program and Director of Alumni Relations, and she cannot wait to bring her experience to the Alumni Mentor Program Committee this year! She hopes to create exciting events that will continue to bring scholars and alumni even closer and foster many amazing discussions. When she is not cooking up more AMP events, Nikita spends most of her time participating in the Student Stroke Team, conducting research in the David Geffen School of Medicine, and serving as choreographer and captain for Nashaa, UCLA's competitive Bollywood dance team. Her hobbies include taking (what she thinks are) artsy photographs, watching medical dramas, stuffing her face with interesting (a.k.a. strange) food, and exploring LA with her friends. She has found her family on campus through ASC and cannot wait for this truly Am-ASC-ing year!

Position Description

The Alumni Mentor Program (AMP) Director is responsible for overseeing the Alumni Mentor Program, including recruitment of alumni mentors and student mentees, appropriate pairing of mentors and mentees via an online application process, and planning, marketing, and execution of a number of events throughout the course of the school year to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships. Furthermore, this position serves to develop means by which to monitor and check-in with mentor-mentee pairs and ensure proper resolution of any conflicts that may arise. Finally, the AMP Director leads a committee of student coordinators from the Alumni Scholars Club, who play an integral role in every aspect of the program.

alumnimentorprogram@alumnischolarsclub.org




Michael Mellody External Campus Volunteers Director

Bio

Michael Mellody is a third-year Bioengineering major from Phoenix, Arizona. After serving as a Los Angeles Team Mentoring Coordinator for ASC, he is looking forward to returning to ASC as the director of the External Campus Volunteers committee. Outside of ASC, Michael works in a bioengineering lab, volunteers at Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and tinkers with electronics. Michael's hobbies include camping, swimming, going on road trips, and exploring different places to eat in LA. In the future, Michael hopes to either become an oncologist or do biomedical research.

Position Description

The external Campus Volunteers work closely with the Alumni Association staff and the Los Angeles community to coordinate UCLA service opportunities for Alumni Scholars. This committee is also responsible for promoting, organizing, and expanding the off-campus volunteering opportunities, including coordinating the Los Angeles Team Mentoring Program and working closely with the UCLA Volunteer Center on both UCLA Volunteer Day and the Volunteer Leadership Program.

externalcv@alumnischolarsclub.org




Dalma Felenyi Internal Campus Volunteers Director

Bio

Dalma is a third-year Communication Studies major from Lake Arrowhead, California, home of Arrowhead water. She enjoys reading, playing with her dog, exercising, spending time with friends and family, and being at UCLA! One of her favorite things about UCLA is the opportunity to meet many amazing people and hear their stories. She plans on doing so through her position as a Resident Assistant and a Peer Learning Facilitator, along with being your Internal Campus Volunteers Director! She looks forward to providing you with many fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities this coming year.

Position Description

As the director of Internal Campus Volunteers, Stacy will be helping her committee scout out awesome volunteer events put on by UCLA organizations so that ASC members will be able to channel their loves for community service and for being a Bruin into one. She will also arrange ASC's annual Locks of Love event, in which members of the UCLA community will come together to donate their hair to children with medically-related hair loss through the Locks of Love organization.

internalcv@alumnischolarsclub.org




Nick Motamedi Finance Director

Bio

Nick is an awesome third-year hailing from the great state of Texas. Nick is a psychobiology major with the intentions of eventually attending medical school, given he can get through chemistry. When outside of class, Nick is extremely passionate about UCLA student government and ASC. In his free time, Nick loves running around Westwood and playing tennis. Nick is a strong believer of living in the moment and never taking life too seriously! Nick's favorite thing about ASC is the amazing family of hard-working and passionate scholars that one gets to know! Nick is super duper excited about what next year will bring!

Position Description

The Finance Committee is mainly responsible for seeking alternative sources of on-campus and off-campus funding for programs put on by the Alumni Scholars Club. The committee updates and distributes Alumni Scholars' corporate relations packets while maintaining donor databases. The main focus of the committee is writing grant applications and proposals for all USAC and applicable external grants that provide adequate funding to ensure the successful programs of ASC.

finance@alumnischolarsclub.org




Adilene Ramirez Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Director

Bio

Adilene is a third-year majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. Coming from the San Fernando Valley, Adilene wishes to pursue a future J.D. in intellectual property law in order to give her community's local artists legal ownership to their work. While she is not busy contemplating her life, Adilene can be seen hiking throughout various trails within Los Angeles or making portraits with ink or ebony pencils. She can also be found tutoring the daughter of her patron Craig with english writing. Adilene is currently working on a writing piece for the "Alebrijes Online Journal of Creative Arts" where she is presenting some of her philosophical and cultural views through her anecdotal experiences. ASC to Adilene has become her source for inspiration, her source for interpersonal and career development as well as her second home, and she aims to use all of the resources from this very organization to not only make her a better individual, but to enhance the lives of all its scholars.

Position Description

The Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Committee is responsible for promoting and developing community for Bunche Scholars within the Alumni Scholars Club. The committee aims to educate club members about Social Justice and facilitate a safe environment for Scholars of all backgrounds.

bunchescholars@alumnischolarsclub.org




Tiffany Ju Academic Enrichment Director

Bio

Tiffany Ju is a third-year MIMG major, with a minor in Biomedical Research. She hopes to pursue healthcare and combine her interest in science and health with her love for helping others. The past two years, she served as an events coordinator on the Alumni Relations Committee, as well as a Presidential Associate, and feels extremely honored to have this opportunity to serve as the Academic Enrichment Director. Tiffany also loves meeting new people, trying new things, adventuring, eating (like seriously, she loves food), punning (she loves both lame and non-lame puns/jokes!), hanging out with her family and friends, swimming, figure skating, rapping, the list goes on! She looks forward to meeting and getting to know all the ASC scholars, and hopes to be able to help them achieve their goals as they all navigate this college journey together.

Position Description

The newly established Academic Enrichment committee is responsible for providing scholars with opportunities that assist them in their coursework. Our efforts include implementing ASC's first tutorial program and our very own note-bank. In addition, this committee will serve ASC's transfer student community. We aim to provide opportunities for transfer students, benefiting scholars both during their time at UCLA, while preparing them for their post-graduation endeavors.

academics@alumnischolarsclub.org