Started 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:
|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
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.
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.