2009 The Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Scholarship Recipient
Biography: As an international student originally from Macau, Tek Ngai Wong was raised there until the age of seventeen. He decided to come to the States because of its accredited education. After spending two years at De Anza College, he successfully transferred to UCLA with a major in Business Economics and Minor in Accounting. He has maintained a 3.9+ GPA and serves as a financial director of the Hong Kong Student Society at UCLA. Tek enjoys dealing with people and sharpening his soft skills. During his free time, he also enjoys working out at the gym, playing basketball, soccer and spending time with his friends.
Future Plans: After some years in the United States, Tek plans to obtain his master’s degree in financial mathematics or accounting in the United Kingdom. Tek would also like to get his CPA and CFA a few years later since it will equip him with sufficient knowledge to develop his career in casinos and to be a financial analyst or controller in Macau.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am very proud and grateful to be the recipient of the Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Scholarship for the 2009- 2010 academic year. I really thank them for this prestigious award. Besides easing my financial burdens, it gives me the great resource to broaden my cultural horizons in my last year of college. I also want to take this chance to thank Mr. & Mrs. Shapiro and the Economics Department for providing this opportunity. I will make the best use of it.