Rapir Dedhia

2009 Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting Recipient

Biography: Rapir Dedhia is a third year student, majoring in Business Economics while pursuing a minor in Accounting. Rapir grew up in Walnut, California, with the support of his loving parents. He graduated from Walnut High School as Valedictorian of his class. Rapir is active in many student organizations at UCLA. He is a member of the Raas Garba Dance Team at UCLA and competes nationally against other universities. Rapir is the current Director of Speakers Program for the Student Accounting Society. He served his local community as a trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) this past year, and plans to continue to do so every year. Rapir enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Future Plans: Rapir hopes to intern with a public accounting firm next summer. After graduation, Rapir plans to start working full-time with a public accounting firm and earn his CPA license. He also hopes to earn his Masters in Business Administration in the near future.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am honored to be awarded the Professor Harry Simons Scholarship for the Study of Accounting for the 2009-2010 academic year. This scholarship will allow me to continue devoting my time to my academics and the organizations that I am a part of. It will ease the financial burden of being a full-time student on me, as well as my parents. I am truly grateful to the donors and the UCLA Department of Economics to be the recipient of such a generous scholarship.