2006 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Edward Wu is a fourth-year Business Economics and Biology student from Hacienda Heights. He emigrated from Taiwan at age four and has been active at UCLA on many different levels. He has been involved with the Student Health Advocate (SHA) program for two years; the Language, Interpreting, and Caretaking (LINC) unit at the UCLA Medical Center for two years; the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology in the UCLA School of Dentistry for two years; and the UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program (MDRP) for one year. He will be continuing his research at the Weintraub Center and his work as an interpreter at the hospital, and will also begin work as a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s Academic Affairs Commission. He is intrigued by the potential integration between the biosciences and the business field, and has consequently sought to pursue studies in both fields.
Future Plans: After graduation, Edward hopes to pursue advanced studies in medicine or graduate-level science. Upon completion of these studies, he hopes to utilize his science and business backgrounds to better bridge the barrier between scientists and businesspeople. In addition, Edward has retained a great pride and love for his homeland of Taiwan, and consequently hopes to extend his work to Asia.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I would like to thank the UCLA Economics Department for introducing me to this great opportunity, and the Wark family for their generous endowment and support. The Wark Scholarship will help me complete my undergraduate education at UCLA and will contribute significantly to my graduate school application process. It is an invaluable investment that has made the realization of my dreams one step closer.