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The Daily Bruin Scholarship *Stretch Goal*

$17,635
117%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
130 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 19, at 12:00 AM PST
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DBANxSpark: The Daily Bruin Scholarship Campaign 2021

Contribute to excellence and the future of the free press!  Support the Daily Bruin Scholarship for student-staffers pursuing careers in journalism and media!

For more than a century, The UCLA Daily Bruin, the third-largest newspaper in Los Angeles by circulation, has served as the paper of record of Westwood, and the essential training ground for UCLA students interested in the practice of journalism and careers in the media at large. Generation after generation, The Bruin has produced award-winning journalists and media professionals of distinction. 

When asked about our days at UCLA, the Daily Bruin alumni all say, “We majored in The Bruin.”  But balancing rigorous academics at UCLA and the near-full time commitment to maintain the award-winning standards of The Daily Bruin is indeed difficult.  Stipends have been falling as newspapers nation-wide struggle to maintain revenue flow in the digital era — and The Daily Bruin is no exception to this unfortunate trend. With ever-rising tuition and cost of living in Westwood, it is more difficult than ever for The Bruin staffers to persist and pursue careers in the press and media, which is essential to not just the UCLA community, but the world. 

In 2018, the Daily Bruin Alumni Network established The Daily Bruin Scholarship, which currently awards five (5) merit scholarships of $2,000 each per academic year to Daily Bruin staff members who have shown dedication to The Bruin and wish to pursue careers in journalism, media and related fields upon graduation.

The support of the DB Scholarship enables these promising student-staffers to rise through the ranks from cub reporters to editors, to practice the craft elbow-to-elbow with professionals from the LA Times and the OC Register, and to prepare for the competitive journalism and media job market upon graduation.

 

Working at The Daily Bruin creates bonds that last a lifetime and gives the student-journalists the training that enables them to succeed in the world. In the daily trials and tribulations of putting out the newspaper, in print or online, the student-staffers make life-long friends and gain valuable skills that have produced stellar journalists, as well as leaders in law, business, government, entertainment, education, the arts, technology, and philanthropy. 

Contribute today and support the promising student-staffers of The Daily Bruin!  The DBAN is very proud to take part in 2021 UCLA Blue & Gold Challenge, providing the support that is a tribute to the Bruin resilience, creativity and innovation that has made UCLA the No. 1 public university in the nation for the fifth year in a row. The Daily Bruin Scholarship Fund is an official account of the UCLA Fund, and your tax-exempt contributions counts toward Chancellor’s Society Status as well as the Centennial Campaign. We also encourage and accept employer-matched contributions.


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Should this fund reach the campus minimum required for the establishment of an endowment or quasi-endowment, The UCLA Foundation reserves the right to convert this fund to an endowment or quasi-endowment.  Please click here to learn more about how The UCLA Foundation invests and manages its endowments.

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

The Invaluable Intern

Every penny for your thoughts or the scholarship counts!

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2022

$50

AP Styling

Now you are doing it by the book, the AP style book!

16 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2022

$100

The Staff Writer

Congratulations, you have been made a Staff Writer! We will show our appreciation with a shout in The Daily Bruin!

26 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2022

$250

The Energetic Editor

You are moving on up, in Kerckhoff 118! In addition to the shout-out in the paper, you will receive the official 2022 DB Staff swag, to be determined by the staffers next quarter! (a $225 tax deductible gift)

20 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2022

$500

The Upper Management

You are such a boss! Way to go! In addition to the aforementioned perks, you will get a virtual coffee hour with the section editors of your choice! (a $465 tax deductible gift)

5 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2021

$1,000

Front Page News

Thank you so much! You will receive all of the previous perks as well as a virtual DB newsroom tour and virtual coffee hour with Genesis Qu, the 2021-22 DB Editor-In-Chief and Lawrence Ma, DBAN President (a $945 tax deductible gift)!

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2021
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