As you know, civic engagement is one of UCLA’s high priorities. So I am pleased to announce an innovative new program that provides scholarships for undergraduate students who participate in civic engagement research with a community partner and a faculty mentor.
With funding from the UCLA Foundation, we have created a Civic Engagement Scholars Program, which builds on UCLA’s success in providing an academic context to develop students’ passions, interest in public service and leadership skills. The program will be administered by the UCLA Center for Community Learning and is named for emeriti faculty Helen S. and Alexander W. Astin. The Astins are visionary scholars with deep UCLA roots and are widely recognized for their seminal research on how civic engagement experiences enhance undergraduate education.
You may read more about the program at www.civicengagement.ucla.edu/astinscholars. Please inform students about this scholarship opportunity.
Gene D. Block