Education & Scholarships, Memorial

UCLA Black Alumni Association Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship

On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, the California Community Foundation announced the opening and establishment of a $1.75 million scholarship fund to support 100 renewable scholarships for African American freshmen admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles.

The UCLA Black Alumni Association Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship includes funds to cover loan and work study costs for eligible students, as well as funds for merit-based awards.

Admissions and enrollment rates for African American students at UCLA declined steeply when Proposition 209 went into effect, beginning with the fall 1998 freshman class. Admission rates dipped to 2.1% in 2006 compared with 6.6% in fall of 1995. The initiative prohibits the consideration of race, gender or ethnicity in the admissions or recruitment of students at public universities. In 2006, only 249 African American students were admitted and 100 enrolled as freshmen out of the entire freshmen student body of 4,809.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the UCLA Black Alumni Association Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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