Skip to Main Content

Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

Department Home


Congratulations to the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient, Mariam Alaverdian

Ralph Bunche Scholar Mariam AlaverdianThe Ralph Bunche Scholars program is very proud of Mariam Alaverdian who is transferring to Yale University with a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship this Fall 2020. Mariam is a first generation college student, passionate about STEM and after her B.S. in Financial Engineering, she would like to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is a highly competitive Scholarship, supporting community college students for 2-3 years with $ 40,000 per year. Congratulations to Mariam Alaverdian for receiving this outstanding scholarship!

About the Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. 
–Ralph Bunche

The Los Angeles City College Ralph Bunche Scholars Program provides a comprehensive and diverse educational experience with the purpose of training scholars poised to become leaders in their respective endeavors and careers. There are no easy roads to obtaining a good education, but if you are selected for the program, we encourage you to work hard, challenge yourself, and take every opportunity to broaden your world-view so that you may receive a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Class Schedule

View the Ralph Bunche Scholars Program Spring 2021 Schedule

Please register as soon as possible for your classes. If you have any problems registering, contact the Director.

Spring 2021 Stand-Alone Courses

Besides the regular honors sections, we are proud to offer you Stand-Alone Honors classes for SPRING 2021. Stand-Alone Honors classes means that only RBScholars may register for the class. The class’ limits will be 25-30 honors students: so, again, register as soon as possible to ensure your place in these classes. 

Faculty Course Name Time Days Session Number
Kiley Astronomy 1 Asynchronous   26962
Crachiolo-Garcia COMM 101 LEC 8:00-9:25AM T/Th 15265
Nishimura English 102 LEC 11:10-12:35 T/Th 23202
Sedghi Psychology 1 Lec 12:45-2:00PM T/hybrid 26986

Learning Outcomes

All Ralph Bunche Scholars' students will:

  1. Conduct an in-depth research project utilizing primary and secondary sources and applying critical thinking skills to evaluate and synthesize information to produce a substantial academic and scholarly research project.
  2. Engage in scholarly and academic dialogue amidst peers at venues such as Honors Research Conferences to foster learning communities and exhibit commitment for intellectual exchanges.
  3. Transfer successfully to competitive four-year colleges and universities.

Who was Ralph Bunche?

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche (1904-1971) was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize. The grandson of a former slave, he overcame the obstacles of racism and prejudice with his great intellect.

Ralph Bunche was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, graduated summa cum laude from UCLA, and earned his Master and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University.

The LACC honors program is dedicated to him, whose excellent scholarship and positive influence in the world inspire all of us to strive toward our highest potential. 

Mission Statement

The Ralph Bunche Scholars Program is committed to meeting the needs of academically motivated and intellectually curious students whose main purpose is to transfer to a four-year school.

 Contact Us

SSB 234
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2340

 Office Hours

Due to COVID-19, office hours will be restricted.
Please email Danielle Muller for more information:

 Online Transfer Certification

Request CSU GE Breadth Certification
For transferring to California State Universities

Request IGETC Certification
For transferring to University of California campuses

 Related Links

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911