Amelia Harlan

2017 Patricia and Harry L. Bruce Endowed Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Amelia Harlan is a third-year Business Economics major with a minor in accounting. She grew up on a family farm in Northern California, which shaped the enterprising and hard-working person she is today. At UCLA, Amelia has had the opportunity to take a broad spectrum of challenging courses that match her diverse interests in economics, finance, accounting, and environmental science. Amelia is very passionate about giving back to her community and has gotten involved on campus through the Pediatric AIDS Coalition and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. In her free time, Amelia enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, yoga, and also loves attending UCLA sporting events.

Future Plans: Amelia will intern this summer in San Francisco at Deloitte in their audit department. She is excited to get a taste for the professional life in such a thriving city. Amelia is preparing and planning to take the CPA exam upon graduation. She desires to always keep learning, whether that is in a graduate school program or gaining knowledge and experience in a career.

What does this scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely grateful and humbled to receive the Patricia and Harry L. Bruce Endowed Scholarship. I am honored for the recognition of my accomplishments and hard work. This scholarship will allow me to have less of a financial burden as I finish my undergraduate degree and pursue my career goals. I am very thankful for Mr. and Mrs. Bruce for their generosity in creating this endowed scholarship and I am motivated to continue to strive for success in the future.