Samantha Nicole Womack

Harold R. Mortenson Endowed Scholarship Fund Recipient

Biography: Samantha Womack is a third-year Business Economics major with double minors in Film/ TV/ Digital Media and Theater. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and moved just
over the hill to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. On campus, she holds leadership positions with HOOLIGAN Theatre Company, the Film & Photography Society, and the Backpacking Club at UCLA. During her time at UCLA, she has interned with Hamilton at the Pantages Theater, as well as produced a mainstage musical, a play, a handful of short films, and several smaller showcases on campus. When she is not studying or working, Sammy enjoys camping in the Sierras, reading Game of Thrones, and painting.

Future Plans: Sammy plans to work in some aspect of the entertainment industry after graduation. She is most interested in the intersection between entertainment and business, and hopes to work in either Producing or Company Management in Theater, or in Physical Production or Development in Film. She is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to be exploring both of these pathways in her time at UCLA.

What does this scholarship mean to me? I am grateful and honored to be selected as a recipient of the Harold R. Mortenson Scholarship. This award is particularly meaningful to me,
as it is directly effective in easing the financial burden experienced by myself, and all undergraduate students at UCLA. While an education is expensive, it is a privilege I am very grateful to be a part of, and I greatly look forward to the rest of my time at UCLA. In the future, I hope that I am able to continue giving back to the UCLA community and do for other students what this scholarship will help do for me.