UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program

UPDATE: The scholarship committee has asked for more time to prepare to review, so the deadline has been moved to November 18, 2021!

The purpose of the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association (PAA) Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program is to support graduate and undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students at UCLA in conjunction with the UCLA Alumni Association and UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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.

For 2021-2022, UCLA PAA Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program seeks to award six (non-renewable) “Bruin Community is in the Heart” (BCH) awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

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

Criteria for the BCH one-time awards will include:

Primary criteria
1. A history of demonstrated continued service for the benefit of the PilipinX community.
2. Growth/Leadership/responsibility

Secondary criteria
3. Demonstrates capacity and promise to be a future UCLA alumni leader.
4. Pursues a career/life path that will be to the benefit the PilipinX community (i.e. non-profit, education, public service, etc.)
5. Meets criteria of prior year fund preferences, including but not limited to, the consideration of the impacts from issues facing underserved communities such as first generation college attendee, military/military family, undocumented, English as a second language, transfer, system-impacted, etc.

Tertiary criteria
6. Demonstrates a financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships office.

This is not a merit-based scholarship.

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.

up to $3,000
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. "Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." Ruth Bader Ginsberg - New York Times
    c. "There is power in the youth who dream." Justine Ramos - Halo Halo: A Poetic Mix of Culture, History, Identity, Revelation, and Revolution
  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 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.