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Howard and Irene Levine Fellows
 
The UCLA Ziman Center is proud to present the Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows Program, which has been established to augment the training of the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing real estate education at UCLA in the areas of low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, related policy, housing and health, sustainability and redevelopment. Each year, an exclusive group of students will be chosen to serve one-year terms as Levine Distinguished Fellows. Fellows will be selected for their passion for real estate and social responsibility, academic accomplishments, leadership, and service to the real estate program at UCLA.

The Levine Distinguished Fellowships are a core part of the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, and are made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine. Mr. Levine is a member of the Founding Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

Program Highlights
 
  • Honorific designation as a Levine Distinguished Fellow
  • A series of group dinners with a relevant high-level Ziman Center industry affiliate
  • Social entrepreneurial real estate leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
  • A monetary award applied towards tuition
  • Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center summits, policy briefings, and industry events
  • Supplemental education stipend (up to $300 reimbursed) for related events, trainings and memberships
Application Guidelines
 
The program is open to any UCLA Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA student, UCLA Law student, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning or Public Policy student, or UCLA Fielding School of Public Health student who is entering the last year of his/her respective UCLA Anderson/Law/SPA/Fielding graduate studies program. Students must display academic excellence and possess an active interest in low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, related policy, housing and health, sustainability and redevelopment.
Program Requirements
 

UCLA Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning or Public Policy Applicants

Students must fulfill one of the following in AY22/23:

  • 1 - Enroll in the UCLA Anderson elective (MGMT 298E/Andrew Gross) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 2 - Enroll in the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning course (URBN PL 280/Chad Horsford) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 3 - Enroll in the UCLA Fielding School course (ENV HLT 2960/Kirsten Schwarz) BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 4 - Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
  • 5 - Provide Levine Symposium support and submit a post-symposium policy report for public distribution.
     
  • Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
  • A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

UCLA Law Applicants

Students must fulfill one of the following in AY22/23:

  • 1 - Enroll in the UCLA Anderson elective (MGMT 298E/Andrew Gross) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 2 - Enroll in the UCLA Luskin Urban Planning course (URBN PL 280/Chad Horsford) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 3 - Enroll in the UCLA Fielding School course (ENV HLT 2960/Kirsten Schwarz) BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 4 - Enroll (at the discretion of the clinic instructor) in UCLAW Real Estate Transactions Clinic: Affordable Housing and deliver final clinic or course project report to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.
  • 5 - Propose a relevant independent study, SAW or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
  • 6 - Provide Levine Symposium support and submit a post-symposium policy report for public distribution.
     
  • Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
  • A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

Application Process

Academic Year 2022-23:
» To apply for the Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the application, which includes the following four parts:

  • 1 - Resume
  • 2 - Unofficial Transcript
  • 3 - Essay (500 word limit)
  • Topic: Discuss your social entrepreneurial real estate vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation in the areas of low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, policy, housing and health, sustainability and redevelopment. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
  • 4 - Submit your application materials by email to Peter Saephanh at: peter.saephanh@anderson.ucla.edu
May 29, 2022
Application Deadline
Week of June 6, 2022
Decision Notification
Academic Year 2022 - 2023
Program Duration

Past Fellows

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014