2009 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Monica Stoner is a third-year Business Economics major and Accounting minor student. She has maintained a 3.8 G.P.A. throughout her two years at UCLA and is in the College Honors Program. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies. Monica is the Career Development Director this year for the Undergraduate Business Society. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and holds the position of Career and Personal Development Chair. She participated in the UCLA Travel Study program this past summer under the International Taxation and International Business Law Program in Paris and Brussels. She also attended several sophomore summer leadership conferences at accounting firms. In her spare time she enjoys running, traveling, baking, and watching Law and Order.
Future Plans: Monica plans to recruit with accounting firms for an internship this upcoming summer. She plans to graduate early in Fall Quarter 2010. She aspires to work in public accounting and plans to earn her CPA license after graduation. She is so excited to attend UCLA football games as a proud alumnus and to cheer for her fellow Bruins.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the donors of the Robert and Margaret Wark Memorial Scholarship. I am proud and grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year. I would like to thank the donors for recognizing students for their academic and personal successes. This scholarship will help ease the financial burden of my education at UCLA and allow me to focus more on my studies and extracurricular activities. I hope to one day support students in a similar way by providing financial assistance for their education. I am deeply honored to receive this supportive scholarship and I am motivated to accomplish more prestigious endeavors in my future.