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UCLA Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement


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Check out the finalists and winners for the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award on our SOLE Facebook Page and Bruin Leaders Instagram!

History of the Award

In 1986 a committee of students, faculty, and staff formed to create a way to recognize and promote the value of community service to a college education. That year The Chancellor’s Humanitarian Award was established as an annual tribute to recognize and encourage projects that address the social needs of the community. The award was renamed in 1997 as the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award, during Dr. Young’s last year as Chancellor, in acknowledgment of his continued outstanding contributions to the recognition and promotion of community service.

Jake Gildea

Humanitarian service is an integral part of the educational experience. To honor outstanding contributions and commitment to public service, and to encourage future projects that address social needs within the community, a $1000 donation to the recipients’ student organization of choice is presented to 3 UCLA students in Spring Quarter. A candidate for this award must be a UCLA undergraduate, graduate or professional student in good standing at the time of application. Candidates must have performed an outstanding public service during the preceding twelve-month period. All programs, non-profit, governmental or community-based organizations qualify. The services may be in any field including aid to the hungry, homeless or sick; protection of the environment; work for the elimination of cruelty or injustice; and efforts for the resolution of community or national conflict.

2021 Winners

Blue Green Background. Grace Yang Coveducation (CovEd) with a photo of Grace holding award. Cynthia Tsang Flying Samaritans with a photo of Cynthia holding award.. Ahmad Elhaija International Collegiate Health Initiative with a photo of Ahmad holding award.. Sebastian Araujo Las Calles Del Valle with photo of Sebastian holding award. At the center is the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award UCLA logo.

2020 Winners