2009 The Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Raj Dalal is a fourth-year Business Economics major and Accounting minor student pursuing College Honors. He was born in Southern California and graduated from El Toro High School, where he was very active in track and field and was Associated Student Body President. During his UCLA Career, Raj has pursued various leadership and professional opportunities. He is involved in the Undergraduate Business Society, serving as manager for the Financial Services Committee. In addition to this, he serves as the Director of Finance for Bruin Finance. Raj completed an internship at Yahoo! in the Corporate Finance Business Development Group this past summer. During the school year, he works as a private tutor for high school students in Beverly Hills. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, snorkeling and hiking.
Future Plans: Raj plans to graduate in 2010 and intends to pursue a career in investment banking or consulting. Raj plans to attain his Master of Business Administration in the future.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: It is a great honor to be the recipient of the Donald and Diane Bragg Scholarship. I greatly appreciate the financial assistance and moral support the Bragg Family has provided me. I will be using this scholarship to cover my educational expenses for this upcoming year. With less pressure to finance my education by working, I am better able to focus on my studies and prepare for my career goals in the near future. This scholarship will help put me on the path to financial independence but also provides me with renewed determination to further expand my academic and professional endeavors.