2020 Professor Harry Simon’s Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting Recipient
Biography: Bruce Hsu is a second-year at UCLA majoring in Business Economics and minoring in Accounting. After realizing the practicality of accounting in understanding businesses, he decided that he wanted to take as many accounting classes as possible, switching his major from Economics to Business Economics. Outside of the classroom, Bruce watches anime, fiddles with Excel, runs, or plays video games like Pokemon and Minecraft.
Future plans: With a growing interest in accounting and computer science, Bruce intends to pursue a career in either tech or the financial services industry after graduation. For summer 2021, he does not have an internship lined up. He intends to spend summer 2021 either studying more about coding and investing, or interning at an accounting firm.
What does this scholarship mean to me? I am both extremely grateful and honored to receive the Professor Harry Simon’s Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting. I came to UCLA with the intent to pay for it myself. With the pandemic halting a lot of extracurriculars I used to participate in at UCLA, I decided to spend more time working. By working more, I neglected my academics for a quarter. This scholarship not only puts me closer to my goal of self-financing my college education but also gives me more time to spend on furthering my interests both inside and outside of the classroom.