Scholarships for High School Mentoring Graduates

Mentoring & ScholarshipsStarted in 1986, The FWA Mentoring Program at Murry Bergtraum High School is one of the largest partnerships in the New York City public school system. Each year, the FWA matches FWA mentors with students at the high school. Currently, the program encompasses 30 students annually. Out of this group of students, 100% attend college.

As a result of this hard work, graduation is a particularly joyful time for the students and their mentors. In 2013, we were lucky to have nine new graduates awarded Undergraduate Scholarships from the FWA. The selection was made from Members of the senior class who met our academic requirements and were dedicated participates in the FWA’s High School Mentoring Program.

Below is a list of the students, the schools they’re attending and their mentees:

Student College FWA Mentor
Graciela Alvarado Lehman College Susan Jankowski
Catherine Araujo NYC College of Technology Ajita Abraham
Yvonne Duong Baruch College Mindy Kipness
Janelly Grullon Johnson & Wales Peggy Decker
Ashley Jordan St. Bonaventure University Cynthia Drew
Rosaly Salcedo Syracuse University Marilyn Thypin
Jady Sanchez Brooklyn College Mary Ann Liss
India Summers Buffalo State College Frances Melville
Karina Zoluaga Johnson and Wales Salma Abdulla

“The Financial Women’s Association is more than just a scholarship and mentoring program. The FWA is a strong stable society of successful leaders that put in precious and hardworking time to ensure that the lives they enter into are forever changed for the better. When you continue to support the FWA you are supporting the future.”
— Mentee Jasmine Mangum

MBHS mentee and a scholarship recipient is flanked by Beth Dorfman and Françoise Jeanpierre Mentoring committee co-chairs. 2013

MBHS mentee and a scholarship recipient is flanked by Beth Dorfman and Françoise Jeanpierre, Mentoring committee co-chairs. 2013

Beth Dorfman and Jasmine Mangum at her 2012 Graduation

Beth Dorfman and Jasmine Mangum at her 2012 Graduation

We are truly grateful to the dedicated FWA Member Mentees who for nearly 30 years have make this program work.

Interested in Mentoring?

Change the lives of young women by offering them professional guidance and sharing some enjoyable social and professional events. If interested, please contact the Mentoring Co-Chairs about our Mentoring programs.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Beth Dorfman at and
Françoise Jeanpierre at

All these Scholarships are underwritten by our President’s Circle Partner BMO Capital Markets. Additional support for other mentoring programs comes from the National Mah Jongg League Foundation and US Bancorp.

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