UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program

The UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program established the 2020-2021 “Bruin Community is in the Heart” scholarship in honor of Dr. Dawn Mabalon in August 2020.

The Pilipino Alumni Association (PAA) has seen the remarkable efforts of current UCLA students creating a sense of community amidst the remote collegiate life. Not only do they contribute to the campus, but are doing so in the local and national Pilipino community. PAA would like to acknowledge these efforts, especially given that many of these students make sacrifices of their time and finances to serve as community leaders through a scholarship award.

*Optional sections of the general application that are required for this scholarship:

  • Extracurriculars (Please include both Leadership, Volunteer Work and Community Service Activities (Tip: Please focus on activities of which you are passionate and/or have been involved for multiple years with an emphasis on the past three years. )
  • Paid work (if applicable)
  • Honors and Awards
  • Resume/CV

Awards will be given in consideration of

  1. Service to the community,
  2. Demonstrated leadership and
  3. Financial need.

This is not a merit-based scholarship. Requires full-time enrollment.

If you would like further information regarding the PAA and this exciting new scholarship opportunity, please contact the PAA Scholarship Director, A.R. Mateo ’07, at ARMateo@ucla.edu.

NOTE: Deadline has been extended from October 15 to October 18, 2020.

up to $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please confirm you have updated your responses on the general application to reflect the specific requirements of this diversity scholarship.
  2. Please carefully consider the following quotes, and discuss how one of the selections personally relates to your leadership experiences and/or current and future aspirations serving the community.
    a. “America is in the hearts of men that died for freedom; it is also in the eyes of men that are building a new world.” Carlos Bulosan - America is in the Heart: A Personal History
    b. “When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act...” - John Lewis - Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
    c. “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble.” - John Lewis - Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
  3. Please share any additional factors or information you would like the selection committee to know about you. For example, this is your opportunity to share how the COVID-19 pandemic, familial obligations, economic responsibilities or other other factors (extenuating circumstances, or extraordinary experiences during your educational career) uniquely affected/affect you, your family, schooling, or any other facet of your personal and/or professional life. We encourage you to reflect upon how you handled life’s triumphs and/or adversities that you have chosen to introduce, what you learned, and how you grew during the process.