The CFBTA recently awarded five $2500 scholarships to college students demonstrating an exceptional background in, and commitment to, finance and trading. All the students have high GPAs, are actively involved in business and financial organizations, and are in financial need.
Lisa is a Business Economics major with a 4.27 GPA at the University of California Los Angeles. She is the Treasurer of the San Gabriel Youth Council and Future Business Leaders of America, and co-founded the Investments and Information Club at her school. She plans to work in the financial services industry.
Scott is majoring in Finance and Business Economics at Sacred Heart University. He developed the Finance and Investments Club at Sacred Heart, where he serves as Vice President. He was also selected as one of 10 Business students for the Investment Management Program at his school. He recently completed an internship at GE Capital in the Risk Management Program.
Ganggas is a sophomore at the University of Delaware. He publishes his investment research on the website Seeking Alpha, where his MONIF article was a daily top article on Yahoo! Finance.
As a freshman, he was selected to join the Blue Hen Investment Club, the university’s $1.5 million student managed equity fund. He is currently serving as the Sector Head of Technology and Telecommunications this year.
Michael maintains a 3.94 GPA as a double major in Finance and Accounting at Sacred Heart University. He is a member of the Stamford CFA Investment Society; Connecticut Hedge Fund Association; and is in the process of becoming Bloomberg-certified in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currencies. He is also a Division 1 athlete on the men’s lacrosse team.
Lauren is studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Florida. She was her high school’s valedictorian and was an AP scholar, member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Quill & Scroll Society. She plans on focusing on business law.