2006 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Andrew Baumgartner is a fifth-year Mathematics/Economics major. He was born in May 1984 in Kentfield, California, grew up in San Rafael, and graduated from Marin Catholic College Preparatory in 2002. Andrew is a red-shirt senior on the UCLA football team and has been a member since his sophomore year. His favorite activities include playing sports, going to the beach, swimming, flying kites, and participating in triathlons.
Future Plans: Andrew’s future plans include working on Wall Street, going to business school, and eventually owning his own business. Investment banking, hedge funds, and portfolio management are all financial areas that interest him currently. He hopes to work for some time in all three to discover what he really loves.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am very grateful to win this award because it gives me the ability to pay for the rest of my schooling without help from my parents. Between this scholarship and my student loans, I have enough to cover the remainder of my time at UCLA. Without the Robert D. and Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship, I would not be able to play football this year, and for that alone I extremely fortunate to have won this prestigious award. Besides the financial benefits this grant has given me, the Wark Scholarship is also a tremendous honor to win because it is an award that rewards hard work in the classroom.