Started in 2000, the Norma J. Ehrlich Alumni Scholarship is awarded to two – or more – young women every year who exhibit some of the qualities and characteristics that Norma J. Ehrlich embodied. Women who have already shown a commitment to give back to their communities, were educated in the public school system of Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, and those who will continue the legacy established by Norma, best represent what this scholarship is all about. This scholarship fund allows these young women to pursue their academic interests without concern for the increasingly expensive cost for attending a university of distinction, like UCLA.
In addition to providing financial assistance and access to mentorship from the scholarship’s UCLA alumnus donor and successful businessman, Craig Ehrlich, the Ehrlich Alumni Scholarship strives to bring women together across generations to empower one and support their communities. Since its inception, scholars have collaborated on community initiatives; supported one another through academic, professional, and life transitions; and served as leaders in the UCLA community and beyond. The model of the Ehrlich Alumni Scholarship proves that the power of a scholarship extends far beyond student support; it has the potential to create a self-perpetuating network of leaders who thrive across industries and across communities.