As part of UCLA BruinTech’s mission, we strive to foster personal development and professional growth through our yearly scholarships. Our goal is to enrich the University’s community by offering Bruin technologists an opportunity to further their knowledge through professional development programs and continuing education classes. In past years we awarded $1,000 scholarships for a UCLA Extension Course, including one seat to the UCLA Extension Technical Management Program. 


Scholarships are available to all career staff employees (contract appointment are also eligible) who have completed their probation period. Graduate students are not eligible. There is a limit of one application per person, per academic year. 

Application Process

Scholarships will be awarded towards the cost of a UCLA Extension course. Each recipient will be reimbursed up to $1,000. 

  • The recipients will need to complete and pay for in advance the chosen UCLA Extension course within the UCLA academic year (November–June). 
  • Awards will be paid out as reimbursements of documented tuition expense. Recipients are required to provide a copy of receipts and transcripts. 
  • If the recipient cannot attend or complete the course or cannot fund the cost of the course during the specified academic year, the award will be forfeited. The recipient is not automatically eligible for reimbursement in the next academic year and would have to apply again. 

The Jackie Reynolds Scholarship is one (1) prepaid UCLA Extension Technical Management Program (TMP). Applicants must show proof of approval from your supervisor as part of your BruinTech scholarship application. 

  • The TMP is a 5-day program to develop managers into dynamic leaders helping new managers discover new ways to solve problems, strategize, and motivate others. Learn the latest leadership techniques from experienced professionals and industry leaders. For experienced managers, upgrade to the latest thinking on management and leadership. This intensive week-long program helps managers gain leadership skills, enhance interpersonal skills, learn the latest business trends and paradigms, obtain a repertoire of management methods, and network with attendees from around the world. 


The application for the 2021-2022 scholarships will be available in October 2021.

Past Winners


UCLA Extension $1,000 Scholarships

  • Gillian Bailey, UCLA Library
  • Amin Quadri, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Dave Margolis, UCLA Psychology


UCLA Extension $1,000 Scholarships

  • Hugo Limon, UCLA Social Sciences Computing 
  • Alvaro Aguilar, UCLA Library IT Services 
  • Mark Matney, UCLA Library 

The Jackie Reynolds Technical Management Program (TMP) Scholarship

  • Anna Rodrigues, UCLA IT Services, Organizational Effectiveness and Development 


UCLA Extension $1,000 Scholarships 

  • Allison Lu, UCLA Strategic Communication 
  • Hugo Limon, Social Sciences Computing 
  • Damon Wolf, UCLA Information Technology Services 

The Jackie Reynolds Technical Management Program (TMP) Scholarship

  • Tammy Thompson, UCLA Information Technology Services