2019 Harold R. Mortenson Scholarship Recipient
Biography: John Mubara is a third-year at UCLA with a major in business economics and a minor in accounting. He was born and raised in Northridge, California. After graduating from Granada Hills Charter High School as valedictorian, he began working as an accounting intern at California Accountants Group LLP where he was able to apply and implement his academic knowledge of both financial and intermediate accounting principles to the financial statements of various businesses across California. He displays his passion for finance through serving as the President of Infinite Finance, a UCLA student organization whose goal is to teach the power of investing and the importance of financial literacy to underprivileged high school students. Moreover, John serves as the basketball league commissioner for the Fairouzah American Association, a non-profit organization that unifies and supports the Syrian-American community. In his free time, John enjoys playing basketball, watching Lakers games, and spending time with his family.
Future Plans: John is pursuing a career in either economic consulting or healthcare administration where he will be able to apply his analytical mindset and academic knowledge to the real world. After receiving his bachelor’s degree and additional work experience, John plans to continue his education and pursue an MBA.
What does the scholarship mean to me? I would like to personally thank the Donors of the Harold R. Mortenson Scholarship for their generosity and I am very honored to be the recipient of the award. By awarding me this scholarship, they have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of my education, learning. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as the Donors of the Harold R. Mortenson Scholarship have helped me.