2019 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography:Rylee Crowley is a third year Economics major with the intent on minoring in Accounting from Las Vegas, Nevada. Outside of her economics classes, she enjoys taking Fiat Lux seminars and studying topics ranging from social justice movements to film. At UCLA, she is a part of the community service organization Hunger Project, where she is currently the co-director of its Advocacy and Outreach committee. In her free time, she enjoys baking, photography, painting, traveling, and trying new places to eat around LA.
Future plans: Rylee is excited to be an accounting intern at CBIZ the summer following her junior year. After graduation, she hopes to become a CPA and work in the field of public accounting, eventually pursuing a law degree. In addition, she hopes to continue her advocacy and service aimed at ending the homelessness crisis in LA.
What does the scholarship mean to me? I am greatly honored to be the recipient of the Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship. One of my goals entering college was to follow in the footsteps of UCLA’s accomplished and inspiring alumni. For me, this means working hard and making an effort, whenever possible, to help others. This scholarship allows me to worry less about the financial burdens that come with being an out-of-state college student and focus on my studies. In addition, it allows me to dedicate more of my time to the service and advocacy work that I am passionate about. This award is especially meaningful because I feel recognized by the department for my dedication and academic achievement. I am deeply appreciative of the generosity of the Wark Family and cannot thank them enough for this gift.