Po-Jen Shih

2014 The Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Po-Jen (Teddy) Shih is a third-year business-economics major with minors in accounting and French. Proud of his Taiwanese and Canadian upbringing, he loves traveling, learning, and finding opportunities to practice his rusty French. He is actively involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, UCLA Athletics, Taiwanese American Union, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. If any free time is left, you can find him attending to his collection of eccentric hobbies such as chess, bowling, and Pokemon research.

Future Plans: Po-Jen is attracted to the big-pictured strategic aspect of a business. He received a summer internship offer for Deloitte Advisory in the LA Office early this month. After his junior summer, he plans to graduate two quarters early to prepare for the CPA exam. Longer down the road, he aspires to gain enough experience to create a two-fold impact as a great advisor to his client and a greater mentor to future Bruins.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I feel humbled and privileged to Donald Edward Bragg & Diane Sims Bragg Scholarship. I would first off like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Bragg family. The scholarship not only allows me to focus on school and extra-curricular work without financial stress but also inspires me to work even harder on a daily basis. Paying international tuition is not easy; the scholarship certainly alleviates the burden. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.