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Aiding undergraduate students who demonstrate great need and high academic merit.
Andrew Tran ’18, Psychobiology, wants to be a doctor. But he’s investing in more than his education. In addition to studying, attending classes, and taking the MCAT, Tran volunteers at a theater company and shares his knowledge with peers through a part-time job. He is forging a unique and charitable path during his time at UCLA.
Tran is one of many optimistic, motivated students who attend UCLA and want to make their marks on the Bruin community. He, like many UCLA students and alumni, recognizes that the university is more than academics: It is a hub of opportunity and exploration that allows for holistic personal development.
But Tran probably would not be at UCLA today were it not for the Achievement Scholarship he received.
Erika Monasch ’18, Physiological Science, also received the scholarship. Monasch had an undeniable feeling early in her decision-making journey that UCLA was the school for her. But even though she was admitted, she recognized that attending college would be a financial challenge.
Since receiving the scholarship and enrolling at UCLA, Monasch has exemplified leadership and service in the UCLA community: She is the campus chairperson for a sustainable development organization promoting public health service in rural communities. She has volunteered at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in pediatric oncology, the emergency room, and the neonatal intensive care unit. To top it off, she helps peers prepare for volunteer service.
“Scholarships really help promote the idea of merit, working hard for things you believe in and things you want to accomplish,” says Monasch.
Your gift to UCLA Achievement Scholarships reward students like Tran and Monasch, enabling them to enhance their college experience by taking advantage of the wide range of extracurricular activities unique to UCLA. And helping them achieve their greatest potential.
“You never know who is going to discover the cure for cancer or star in the next show on Broadway,” Tran says. “We are going to make the future better.”
Time outside of the classroom can be spent strengthening the UCLA community.
Recipients are able to dedicate their time and attention to practical studies in the lab.
From studying to volunteering, students benefit from anything to ease their schedules.
Engaging in thoughtful discussions is facilitated without concerns of financial challenges.
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