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 nationwide 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 staffers at The Bruin to persist and pursue careers in the press and media, which are 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 seven (7) merit scholarships of $2,500 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. In 2023, DBAN also partnered with the Orange County Register to create an exclusive 10-week summer fellowship with the OC Register's Demographics & Equity Team, with the stipend supported by the alumni.
With your sustained support, the DBAN intends to maintain our annual scholarship commitment of $23,700 in the 2024-25 academic year.
The DB Scholarship awards enable 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 Los Angeles Times and the Orange County 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 lifelong 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 Daily Bruin Scholarship Fund is an official account of the UCLA Fund, and your tax-deductible contributions count toward Chancellor’s Society Status. We also encourage and accept employer-matched contributions.
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