Lambda Alumni Scholarships


UCLA Alumni Lambda Network is the official alumni association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Alumni.  We support the mission and vision of the LGBT Campus Resource Center and provide scholarships for LGBT undergraduate and graduate students and well as social activities and support for the UCLA LGBT Campus Community.

Current Scholarships

UCLA Lambda Alumni Association Scholarship

Each year, the UCLA Lambda Alumni Association awards at least one 4-year $1,000/year scholarship (for incoming freshman students) or 2-year$1,000/year scholarship (for incoming transfer students). We select a scholar from a competitive pool of applicants, and the awardee becomes a UCLA Alumni Scholar, part of a cohort of students who receive support from the UCLA Alumni Association and are asked to give back to the university. We take great pride in being a part of this scholarship tradition.

To apply for the UCLA Lambda Alumni Association Award, please visit the Alumni Center website.

Deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 academic year is February 19, 2018.

True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award

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.

To apply for the True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award, please visit the Alumni Center website.

2017 Recipients:
Jordan Dang
Elias Lawliet
Alexander Nabavi-Noori


UCLA Lambda Alumni Outstanding Student Scholarship

Lambda has historically awarded one or two awards to continuing or graduating LGBTQ or ally undergraduate students each year. Announced at Lavender Graduation (a commencement event for LGBTQ students) in June, the award recognizes students’ contributions to the LGBTQ community on campus, and hopes to inspire continued service and activism.

2017 Recipients:
Bo Hwang
Eli Manzanero

Previous Awards

UCLA Lambda Alumni Network Scholarship Award

UCLA Alumni Lambda Network gave two $500 scholarships per academic year to deserving UCLA students.

The UCLA Lambda Alumni Network Scholarship was open to any UCLA graduate or undergraduate student who had provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who met the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Makes meaningful contribution to students and UCLA
  • Shows a strong sense of Bruin Pride!

2016 Recipient:
Riy Mutakabbir

2015 Recipients:
Aaron Kinsfather
Bo Hwang

2014 Recipients: 

Harvey Peralta 
Felicitas Ruiz

2013 Recipient: 
Windee Patterson

2012 Recipients: 
Christian Chua 
Lee Jasperse

Robert J. McMullin Community Volunteer Award

Description will be posted soon

2005 Recipients:
Natalie Newton
Lisa White

2004 Recipients:
Angelis De Marco Alekent
Jimmy Avalos

2003 Recipient:
McCreigan Michaelis

2002 Recipient:
Skyler Masen Davis

2001 Recipients:
Kelly Michael Finn
Daniel Lane Gould 

2000 Recipient:
Michael A. Richter

1999 Recipient:
Jason Seifer

1998 Recipient:
Steven Leider