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#BruinStrong: Bruin Tech Award

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1,069 Donors
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Towards goal of 1,000 Donors
$203,606.00 Raised
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Project ended on April 15, at 11:59 PM PDT
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#BruinStrong: Bruin Tech Award

The Bruin Tech Fund Grant has been established to meet the needs of students who may not have the resources to purchase the technology at home on their own to continue to excel in their courses in a virtual environment.

Students who normally rely on access through campus WIFI, loaner laptops from the library and direct access to professors are experiencing disruption to their studies. This innovative opportunity ensures that amidst the stress of an uncertain time, no undergraduate student is left behind because of financial need. 

Distribution of donor funds is being administered by a special task force and UCLA's Financial Aid Office with mini-grants of up to $1,000 per student request. 

In the four weeks since Dean and Vice Provost Patricia Turner provided the application channel, over 2,000 grant requests have come in from students, and the anticipated need has grown from $500,000 to more than $1,000,000. With additional funds pitched in by leaders across campus, the total support raised to date is more than $765,000, and more than 665 grateful students have been awarded funding. 

There is still a great need: As students enter the second week of the spring quarter, hundreds of applications are still being reviewed. We do not yet know the extent of future needs but anticipate more support will be needed in the coming months. 

As part of the Bruin family, we can rise to this challenge and send the message that, in times of crisis, Bruins are there for each other. Please continue to share this campaign with those who might be able to help.

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$8

8-Dollar Eight Clap

No matter the size of your gift, even less than $10 comes together with the generosity of others to ensure that Bruins stay on track towards their degrees.

$25

Laptop Case

Protecting the technology they rely to complete their studies will become increasingly important to Bruins. Help them out by donating $25, which could be used by a student to purchase a laptop case which will safeguard their access to their academics.

$50

Wi-Fi

Being connected requires an internet connection. Your donation will ensure that Bruins remain connected to each other, to their professors, and to the University in the most basic way.

$100

Emergency Screen Repair

With the new reliance on technology that our Bruins will be facing, a cracked computer screen will be a major disruption to their ability to complete remote learning. $100 could be used for an emergency screen repair of a broken laptop.

$250

Mobile Hot Spot

Some UCLA students are housing insecure, meaning they don't have the capability for a permanent Wi-Fi network. A donation of $250 could be used by a student who requires a mobile hot spot, which will allow them to stay connected to their studies anywhere.

$500

Budget Laptop

Donations of $500 can be used by students to purchase budget laptops, which will allow them to attend online lectures, complete assignments, connect with their professors, and collaborate digitally with their peers.

$1,000

1000 & Growing

Fully fund a Bruin's technology needs. As of March 18th, 1,000 students have already applied for a Bruin Tech Award, and this number will continue to grow. Your generous leadership gift will ensure that Bruins have access to the technology they need to continue their studies.

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