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Building Better Lives for Bruins

Wescom is more than banking, we are a network of members and employees dedicated to making Southern California a better place for all. Here’s how we support the Bruin community.

The Wescom Fund for UCLA

Throughout Wescom’s eight-year partnership with UCLA, the Wescom Foundation has provided grants to nonprofit organizations that support UCLA community causes that build better lives for Bruins. To continue to fulfill this commitment, we’ve created the “Wescom Fund for UCLA.”

Every year, Wescom will donate $35,000 to UCLA Campus Life and Recreation to support two areas that impact UCLA students, faculty, and staff:

  • Basic Needs
    • Transportation — UCLA Commuter Grant Initiative
    • Childcare
    • Travel for leadership development
  • Disaster Relief & Preparation
    • Aid for students who experience unexpected challenges and life changes 

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Blocks 4 Bruins

During every Bruin basketball game, Wescom gives back to Bruins through its Wescom Fund for UCLA. For every block made by a UCLA basketball student-athlete, $88 from the Wescom Fund for UCLA will be donated evenly to the following Bruin non-profits:

  • CPO Food Closet
  • Economic Crisis Response Unit
  • Bruin Hub

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The Wescom Fund for UCLA will donate $88 for each block made by a UCLA basketball student athlete, during the 2023-2024 UCLA Bruins Basketball Season, up to a maximum donation of $25,000. At the end of the season, the total dollar amount will be split evenly and given to each of these non-profit organizations: CPO Food Closet, Economic Crisis Response Unit and Bruin Hub.

Student Internship Program

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.

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The Wescom Foundation UCLA Alumni Diversity Network Scholarship

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:

  • UCLA American Indian Alumni Association
  • UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • UCLA Black Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • Pilipino Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment
  • Lambda Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • UCLA Latino Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • UCLA Mixed Alumni Association Scholarship
  • UCLA Undocumented Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • UCLA First Gen Alumni Network Scholarship Fund
  • UCLA Campus Life Administration Steinmetz Veteran Scholarship
  • UCLA Muslim Alumni Association Scholarship

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La Memoria de la Tierra: UCLA

“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.

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UCLA Serve L.A.

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.