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Turning Talent into Triumph

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Scholarships create a brighter future for students of all backgrounds.

UCLA’s office of enrollment management works to recruit L.A.’s and California’s most committed young scholars from every background imaginable. By offering them the finest educational experiences in and out of the classroom, UCLA creates the citizen-leaders of the future.

As Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, vice provost for enrollment management, puts it, “Attracting a student population that reflects society beyond campus prepares students in the world for the world.”

The Financial Hurdle

The biggest challenge by far to bringing the best here and offering them the best is funding. California’s diversity makes it the most important recruiting ground for universities in the nation. When UCLA cannot offer funding to students of merit who lack the means to attend, other institutions take them away, and many of those future leaders and pioneers do not return to our state.

Scholarships That Further the Future

By supporting scholarships at UCLA, donors help bright students create a brighter future for us all.

The words of one student explain what a difference a scholarship is making in her life:

“When I was first given a research position, I had very little experience in a laboratory and only knew how to use a couple pieces of equipment; now, I train students and still learn things every day. This experience exposed me to an entirely new realm of knowledge and possibilities. Because of this scholarship, I am able to spend more time continuing my research as well as exploring activities that will support my path to medical school.”

—AUDREY OMIDSALAR ’18, Biochemistry, Rose Hills Foundation Scholarship

Published December 2016

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