2006 John J. Peterson Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Stephanie Cone, of Fillmore, California, is a junior Business Economics major at UCLA. She is a member of Alpha Delta Chi sorority, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the Regents Scholar Society. She also works as a marketing intern in the UCLA Athletics Department. She is a bright and joyful young woman who enjoys being with friends and cheering on the Bruins every chance that she gets.
Future Plans: Stephanie truly enjoys UCLA and all it has to offer. She will be going to Washington, D.C. in Winter Quarter 2007 with the Center for American Politics and Public Policy’s (CAPPP) Quarter in Washington Program. She will research and intern in the field of public opinion and voter behavior while in Washington,. Stephanie plans to pursue a career with a non-profit organization such as World Vision upon graduation,. She wishes to use her background in accounting, business, economics, and marketing to strengthen the global community.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: My family’s policy has always been that every child is responsible for putting themselves through college. Although it is not always an easy policy to live by, I have always respected it and it has taught me the true value of an education. I have been blessed enough to attend a university with alumni like Mr. John J. Peterson, Sr., who also understands the value of an education and wishes to help students like me with the associated costs. It is truly an honor to have been awarded this scholarship and I greatly appreciate the sacrifice that came in bestowing it. I strongly believe in using what God has given you to help others reach their full potential and Mr. Peterson has done just that for me. Thank you.