May 29, 2008

Riordan ScholarsLOS ANGELES - The Steinmetz Foundation has partnered with The Riordan Programs in support of its Scholars Program at UCLA. The award will directly impact underserved youth in the Los Angeles area who will be the first individual in their family to attend college. The Steinmetz Foundation supports organizations which enhance literacy, experiential educational and recreational opportunities for at risk young people in Southern California.

The Steinmetz Foundation has endowed a Chair (in Classical Archaeology), support student research (in archaeology and virtual reality), and support for the UCLA Library.

Activities and services students receive through the Scholars Program include lectures by top UCLA Anderson faculty, a personal mentor who could be a current UCLA Anderson student or Riordan Program alumnus, SAT prep workshops, college plan counseling, an in-depth exploration of the stock market, internship possibilities and visits to local corporations.  Students are educated about the specific skills they need to succeed in business from guest lecturers from the corporate and academic community.

To donate to the Scholars Program, contact The Riordan Programs office at (310) 206-3596.

About the Riordan Programs
Founded in 1987, The Riordan Programs is a pioneering career-based outreach program that motivates high school students, college students and recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds and under-served communities to consider and prepare for careers in management through education, mentorship and professional development. The Riordan Programs has since been recognized as the defining model for such programs.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Furthermore, the finance faculty is ranked #1 in research publications in the four leading peer-reviewed journals by the Financial Management Association. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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