2017 – 2018 Scholarship Awards and Requirements

The Scholarships in the UCLA Department of Economics are listed below.

For instructions on how to apply, please visit http://econ.ucla.edu/undergraduate/departmental-scholarships/

To see a list of past recipients, please visit http://economics.ucla.edu/undergraduate/departmental-scholarships/past-recipients/

Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship

Jeff Baus graduated from UCLA in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He spent his career with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse, rising to the rank of partner and leading the firm’s Korea office prior to retirement.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in any Department of Economics major
  • Intended career in accounting
  • 3.0 to 3.5 cumulative UCLA GPA
  • Financial need; must be working to put yourself through school
  • Requires a 500 word essay detailing how the scholarship will improve your academic performance and support a career in accounting

The Boeing Company Scholarship in Economics

This scholarship was created to support Business Economics majors involved in the community.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in the Business Economics major
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative UCLA GPA
  • Sophomore or junior standing
  • Leadership involvement and/or community service, with focus on diversity
  • Interest in pursuing a career in aerospace

The Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship

Diane Bragg, along with Great Western Savings & Loan and family friends, established this scholarship in 1985 to honor the memory of Don Bragg ’55, Business Administration. Don was senior Vice President of Great Western when he died. He was UCLA’s first All-American basketball player, is a member of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Diane was an active member of the UCLA Business Economics Council and was committed to undergraduate education. Upon her death in 2001, the Bragg children renamed the scholarship to honor both parents.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in the Business Economics major
  • Junior or senior standing during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative UCLA GPA
  • Intended career in business
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to students interested in entrepreneurship

Patricia & Harry L. Bruce Endowed Scholarship

The Bruce’s met at UCLA during an intermediate microeconomics class and married while they were students. Patricia stayed home to raise their two children and Harry graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. They subsequently moved to El Paso, Texas, where they owned a successful electrical supply store.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate officially in the Business Economics major
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Gumbiner Savett Inc. Endowed Undergraduate Prize

This prize was created to provide funding for undergraduate students in a Department of Economics major who are intending to minor or take Accounting courses at UCLA.  The fund is under the direction of the Director of the Business Economics Program, with consultation from an appropriate faculty member in Accounting from the Anderson Business School.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in any Department of Economics major
  • Academic merit
  • To support undergraduate accounting scholarships

The Lawrence & Joan E. Henderson Fund

Lawrence Henderson graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1959.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate officially in the Business Economics major
  • Academic merit

Venu & Ana Kotamraju Scholarship Fund

The Venu and Ana Kotamraju Endowed Scholarship Fund was established with a generous gift from UCLA alumni Venu and Ana Kotamraju to provide scholarships to undergraduate students in the Department of Economics. The Fund may also support research awards for undergraduates who want to gain valuable experience assisting faculty with their research. Both Ana and Venu are very appreciative of the opportunities afforded them by their education at UCLA and hope that their gift will inspire current and future students to flourish. Ana graduated from UCLA with a degree in Business Economics in 1993 and an MBA from The Anderson School in 1999. Venu graduated from UCLA in 1995 with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Economics and then earned his MBA at Anderson in 1999 as well. It gives Ana and Venu great satisfaction to know that they are fostering excellence in Economics at UCLA and playing an important role in advancing UCLA’s mission of research, education, and public service.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in any Department of Economics major

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  • An economics student assisting faculty with their research

Harold R. Mortenson Endowed Scholarship Fund Award

To provide scholarships for the Business Economics Program at UCLA under the direction of the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate officially in the Business Economics major
  • Academic merit

John J. Peterson Scholarship

John Peterson graduated from UCLA in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was the captain of the 1954 UCLA National Champion football team. He is the chairman of the Peterson Automotive Group, which includes the Cormier Chevrolet-GEO-Hyundai dealership in Long Beach.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in the Business Economics major
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Intended career in business, preferably entrepreneurship
  • Primary consideration: financial need
  • Secondary consideration: academic merit
  • Preference is given to student athletes

The Ralph & Shirley Shapiro Scholarship

Ralph and Shirley Shapiro are graduates of UCLA and established this scholarship in honor of Professor Harry Simons. The Shapiro’s have been active volunteers at UCLA and generous donors to many schools and programs at the University.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate officially in any Department of Economics major
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative UCLA GPA
  • Financial need
  • Juniors must have completed Management 1A and 1B; seniors must have completed Management 120A and one of 120B, 122, or 127A
  • Must have an intended career in public accounting

Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting

This scholarship was created by UCLA alumni to honor their inspirational teacher, Professor Harry Simons. Professor Simons used the Socratic Method to teach his students to think critically and to serve their communities. He co-authored two of the leading textbooks in accounting used from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. His former students were leaders in the accounting profession in Southern California for many years.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate officially in any Department of Economics major
  • Officially in the Minor in Accounting
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative UCLA GPA
  • Students with sophomore or junior standing must have completed Management 1A and 1B. Students with senior standing must have completed Management 1A, 1B, 120A and one of 120B, 122, or 127A
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Consideration will be given to students who are working while attending classes and who seek financial assistance in order to reduce works hours and focus more on their academic activities

Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. David Wark in memory of his brother and sister-in-law. Robert Wark worked full-time while attending UCLA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1937. He rose to the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Army during WWII. After the War, he worked as a personnel officer, first in Tennessee, then at the Veterans Administration in the Los Angeles area. He died in 1994. Margaret Wark worked at the California Institute of Technology during WWII. After the war, she was an administrative assistant with the City of Los Angeles until she retired in 1982 to minister to her husband during his final illness. She died in 1997.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate officially in any Department of Economics major
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Finalists must provide three letters of character reference

Chair’s Discretionary Fund Award

The funds from this account will provide a stipend to an Economics or Business Economics major.

Requirements

  • Undergraduates officially in any Department of Economics major
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative UCLA GPA