2009 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Mike Jed is a fourth year Business Economics major and Accounting minor. He is from Santa Cruz, California, where he was captain of his soccer and lacrosse team. Mike is involved in a number of extracurricular activities on the UCLA campus, including Student Accounting Society, Bruin Consulting, and his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi.
Future Plans: After graduating in 2010, Mike will take the summer before beginning his career to explore as much of the world as he can. He hopes to make it to a few continents he has never been such as Africa, Asia, and Australia. After working for a few years, Mike plans to return to school to get his MBA.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am honored and appreciative to be selected as the recipient of the Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship. I would like to thank the donors of the Wark Scholarship and the Economics Department for making this scholarship available. This scholarship is especially helpful due to the budget cuts and the drastic increase in tuition for this year. This will ease my financial burden and allow me to focus more time on extracurricular activities and recruiting.