The Latin Business Assn. and the Comite de Padres are among groups that have recently awarded scholarships for students to attend college. . . . Raymund Paredes, an associate professor of English, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for academic development at UCLA. He will work to increase the pool of members of under-represented minorities who are eligible for faculty appointments. . . . Catholic Big Brothers has earmarked a recent donation for its ongoing effort to recruit and match Latino volunteers with more than 100 children of single-parent families. Information: (213) 250-7436. Meanwhile, Big Sisters of Los Angeles has opened a branch in Rosemead, replacing its City Terrace office. Information: (818) 280-4983 or (213) 933-5749.