The Wescom Foundation works to improve the lives of all Southern Californians, including the Bruin community by supporting on-campus organizations through strategic grantmaking and community engagement.
Wescom offers a paid internship for UCLA undergraduates every summer that allows students to work for Wescom in the department or branch that is best suited for their education and career path. This exclusive program for Bruins gives them the opportunity for real-life work experiences at the Credit Union.
Wescom recognizes that discrimination and systemic inequality can hinder successful outcomes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), underrepresented, and disadvantaged students, and that a college education is often a pathway to greater economic opportunities. Wescom is dedicated to removing financial barriers to a higher education and helping Bruins achieve their dreams through the Wescom Foundation UCLA Alumni Diversity Network Scholarship. Our hope is that this scholarship program helps students overcome financial obstacles, reach their goals, and build healthy financial futures.
The Wescom Foundation UCLA Alumni Diversity Network Scholarship program provides scholarships to students selected by the following groups:
“La Memoria de la Tierra: UCLA,” is the nearly 80-foot mural by artist Judith Baca on the north side of Ackerman Union as part of the Wescom Student Terrace. The mural, which depicts the history, present, and future of UCLA and the land where it resides, was created with financial support from Wescom Credit Union. Wescom’s support of this on-campus installation demonstrates our continued commitment to the Bruin community.
The Wescom Foundation has been the presenting sponsor of UCLA’s Serve L.A. since 2018. UCLA Serve L.A. has become a cornerstone of the UCLA experience and is a day for Bruins and community members to come together and participate in a wide range of community service projects across Los Angeles.
In 2021, the Wescom Foundation provided additional support for the UCLA Serve L.A. Basic Needs Drive. As part of our Foundation’s commitment to critical human needs, these grant funds went towards the purchase and assembly of 2,000 hygiene kits for UCLA students who may be facing financial hardships.
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