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  • Danielle Muller presents Hannah Gehrels with a forty-thousand dollar check.

    RBS Co-Director, Danielle Muller, pictured with Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winner, Hannah Gehrels; Hannah will be attending Columbia University this fall.

  • Hannah Gehrels and the Board of Trustees

    Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winner Hannah Gehrels, along with other LACCD student winners pictured with the Board of Trustees.

  • Dean Carol Kozeracki with Ralph Bunche Scholars students

    Dean Carol Kozeracki with Ralph Bunche Scholars students at the Spring 2018 UC Irvine Research Conference.

  • Mandie Dixon and Ashley Chen at Harvard Business School

    LACC and Ralph Bunche Scholars alum Mandie Dixon, participated in this summer’s Harvard Business School program.

  • Ralph Bunche Scholars pose in front of the LACC Student Services Building

    RBScholars from the UCLA Library Field Trip

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. 
–Ralph Bunche

The Los Angeles City College Ralph Bunche Scholars Program provides a comprehensive and diverse educational experience with the purpose of training scholars poised to become leaders in their respective endeavors and careers. There are no easy roads to obtaining a good education, but if you are selected for the program, we encourage you to work hard, challenge yourself, and take every opportunity to broaden your world-view so that you may receive a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Ralph Bunche Scholars Fall 2018 Schedule

Learning Outcomes

All Ralph Bunche Scholars' students will:

  1. Conduct an in-depth research project utilizing primary and secondary sources and applying critical thinking skills to evaluate and synthesize information to produce a substantial academic and scholarly research project.
  2. Engage in scholarly and academic dialogue amidst peers at venues such as Honors Research Conferences to foster learning communities and exhibit commitment for intellectual exchanges.
  3. Transfer successfully to competitive four-year colleges and universities.

Who was Ralph Bunche?

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche (1904-1971) was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize. The grandson of a former slave, he overcame the obstacles of racism and prejudice with his great intellect.

Ralph Bunche was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, graduated summa cum laude from UCLA, and earned his Master and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University.

The LACC honors program is dedicated to him, whose excellent scholarship and positive influence in the world inspire all of us to strive toward our highest potential. 

Mission Statement

The Ralph Bunche Scholars Program is committed to meeting the needs of academically motivated and intellectually curious students whose main purpose is to transfer to a four-year school.

 Contact Us

SSB 234
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2340
rbscholars@lacitycollege.edu

 Office Hours

Fall 2018:

Danielle Muller PhD and Nadia Elahi MA, Co-Directors
Monday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Friday: Closed

Kristine Aramyan - Program Assistant
Tuesday: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday: 12:00 - 5:00pm

Additional days and times available by appointment.

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