2011 The Gumbiner Savett Inc. Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Noga Alon is a fourth-year student studying economics with a minor in accounting. Born and raised in Israel, Noga moved to Sacramento with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from high school in Sacramento, she decided to attend UCLA due to the diverse student population the campus offered. At UCLA, Noga has been actively involved with Hillel, acting as a vice president her third year. She also interned at the Economic Mission of the Israeli Consulate earlier that year to gain an understanding of governmental economics and trade. Noga spent two quarters studying abroad in Israel, taking courses in politics, economics, business ethics, and art history. This past summer she interned with Ernst & Young in the assurance practice in their Los Angeles office. Noga worked on clients ranging from large health care providers to small music publishing companies, extending her knowledge of practical accounting. During her spare time, Noga enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.
Future Plans: As Noga enters her final year at UCLA, she hopes to finish all of her CPA sitting requirements along with the bachelor’s degree. During the summer, she hopes to finish the four CPA tests and then go to work for a Big 4 public accounting firm.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am honored to have received the Gumbiner, Savett, Inc. Scholarship for this academic year. This scholarship helps take the financial burden off me and my family in these tough economic times, and move me forward in my path to financial independence. Due to this scholarship, I will be able to concentrate more on my academic achievements this final year. It is through the generosity of this donor that I will be able to focus more of my attention on academic and professional ventures as opposed to financial complications. I am grateful to Gumbiner, Savett, Inc. for providing me with this opportunity.