Rob K. Fukuzaki Heads Up Youth Foundation Communications Scholarship

The $1,500 Rob K. Fukuzaki Heads Up Youth Foundation Communications Scholarship has been established to assist worthy students in the Communications Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne.

How to Apply

The following criteria will be used in determining the recipient(s) of the Rob K. Fukuzaki Heads Up Youth Foundation Scholarship:

The scholarship will be awarded to a student of good character and work habits majoring in Journalism, Digital Media or Communications, and who has completed at least one semester in the Communications Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The student must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and be entering their junior or senior year. The student must also have a demonstrated financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Process

Students must submit the following items in their completed application packet:

  • Application form (with personal statement)
  • Two references on their behalf regarding their character and their work in the field of communications. These references must be from people outside the full-time faculty and staff of the University of La Verne Communications Department. References may be submitted online.

Application information will be shared with the Rob K. Fukuzaki Heads Up Youth Foundation as part of the selection process. The recipient will be chosen by a committee consisting of University of La Verne Communications Department faculty members.

Application submissions will reopen in Spring 2023.


Current Recipient: Nathaniel Rodriguez

The annual Rob K. Fukuzaki Heads Up Youth Foundation Scholarship was presented to junior Nathaniel Rodriguez at the Communications Department Awards Ceremony on May 22, 2022.

Nathaniel, from Claremont, California, is a journalism major with a concentration in broadcast journalism. He has been a play-by-play announcer and color commentator for LVTV covering a variety of University of La Verne men’s and women’s sports. He plans to continue announcing professionally after graduation.

Congratulations, Nathaniel!