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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
 

Program Requirements

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 AY19/20:

  • 1 Enroll in the UCLA Anderson elective (MGMT 298D/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/Joan Ling) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 3 Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
  • 4 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 AY19/20:

  • 1 Enroll in the UCLA Anderson elective (MGMT 298D/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/Joan Ling) AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.  **Highly Encouraged**
  • 3 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.
  • 4 Propose a relevant independent study, SAW 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.

Application Process

Academic Year 2020-21:
» To apply for the Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the online application, which includes the following three parts:

  • 1 Resume
  • 2 Unofficial Transcript
  • 3 Essay (500 word limit)
  • Topic: Discuss your real estate entrepreneurial vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
  • 4 Submit application materials by email to Peter Saephanh at: peter.saephanh@anderson.ucla.edu
May 15, 2020
Application Deadline
June 5, 2020
Decision Notification
Academic Year 2020 - 2021
Program Duration

Past Fellows

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014