Ziyan Bhamani

Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Ziyan Bhamani is a third-year student at UCLA majoring in Business Economics, minoring in Accounting, and a member of the Value Investing Concentration. He was raised in Camarillo, California and has always been a big UCLA sports fan growing up. His involvement on campus consists of being part of the Undergraduate Business Society, Student Accounting Society, Sigma Nu Fraternity, and UCLA Information Technology. Currently, Ziyan is interning at UCLA Investment Company as an Investment Operations Intern. Outside of academics, Ziyan enjoys playing intramural basketball, trying new foods, and camping with friends.

Future Plans: Ziyan will be staying in Los Angeles this summer to intern at KPMG in their Deal Advisory and Strategy practice. He looks forward to learning new skills and expanding his knowledge in the finance industry. He hopes to someday pursue an MBA to build upon his undergraduate education.

What does the scholarship mean to me? I am incredibly grateful to have received the Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Scholarship. I would like to thank the Shapiro family for their immense generosity and contribution towards my education. This scholarship will positively impact my success this year as I will be able to put more focus toward extracurriculars, community service, and coursework. I am extremely appreciative to be recognized for my past achievements and I believe receiving this scholarship has only encouraged me to work harder going forward.