The UGLA Scholarship Program

In June 2022, Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance will award scholarship grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to qualifying graduating seniors from selected Northeast Los Angeles high schools. As in June 2021, the grants will be awarded to students who are planning to attend a four-year college or university.

And, new for 2022, qualifying graduating seniors from these same schools who are planning to pursue a two-year degree or vocational certificate at a Los Angeles County community college may apply for a $500 grant.

Successful applicants to both programs will demonstrate a commitment to issues of social justice in general, and in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ+) community in particular.

UGLA’s 2022 Scholarship Program is a significant commitment and step forward in support of our youth and their aspirations.


Members are encouraged to make a donation to their favorite charity through UGLA. UGLA matches the amount of the member’s donation and sends a check for double the member’s donation to the charitable organization.

Monthly Mixers

At these events, those in attendance socialize, catch-up on the latest neighborhood and personal news, and listen to a community or special interest speaker. UGLA supplies all beverages and door prizes.

The Brown/Uptown Square

On February 1, 2018, L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo dedicated the intersection of Ave. 41 and No. Figueroa St. as “The Bobby Brown Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance Square in memory of 24 year-old Bobby Brown who was murdered there in 1983. See video below!

Community Partners

UGLA supports organizations in Northeast Los Angeles and neighboring communities through its charitable programs,
purchasing membership, advertising and participating in events.
Some of these organizations are: