Lighted Pathways SCHOLARSHIP

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LIGHTED PATHWAYS SCHOLARSHIP & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Light a pathway to a successful future working as an investment, asset, or financial manager! This opportunity is both a scholarship AND paid internship that exposes African American students to careers in finance and asset management in Boston.  This opportunity has two components: a scholarship and an internship. By applying for this scholarship, you are also committing to a potential summer internship placement in summer 2023 that will include complimentary housing, transportation, a meal plan, and other wrap-around services.

To be eligible for this opportunity, you are required to complete the following:  

  1. Attend all four summer series webinars (scheduled for June 2022), 
  2. Complete the required professional development coaching sessions (scheduled for July and August 2022), 
  3. Participate in the interviews at your assigned companies (scheduled for September and October 2022), 
  4. Selected Summer interns must attend the UNCF Student Leadership Conference in May 2023, and  
  5. Complete a Summer Internship in the Boston area(Including transportation, housing, meal plan, and other wrap-around services).

Please note, the donors who made this program possible will also be the possible internship placement sites. 

Students who apply must be: 

  1. Current Freshman or Sophomores;  
  2. Have a 2.7 GPA or higher, 
  3. Enrolled at an accredited Four-Year college or university; and  
  4. African-American/Identify as African-American. 
  5. All majors are eligible, with a preference for Business, Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, or Math majors.

 

Scholarship Information 

This will be a merit-based scholarship split into two payments over the 2022-2023 academic year and will be based on academic eligibility. 

  1. Fall Semester 2022- $1250
  2. Spring Semester 2023- $1250

Application Instructions: 

  1. Complete Eligibility Questions 
  2. Submit Unofficial Transcript and Updated Resume  
  3. Share Leadership Roles 
  4. Shared Employment History 
  5. Complete Two (2) Essays - 100 Words Maximum 

 

The application deadline is May 2, 2022. If you have any questions regarding your application, please email us. 

Please note: your classification during the application process is for the 2022-2023 academic year and it must be a current college freshman or sophomore. No high school graduating, or graduated seniors (class of 2022) are eligible.  

 

List of 2021- 2022 Participating Companies: 

Pioneering & Presenting Sponsors: Adage Capital Management, L.P., Fidelity, and Wellington Management 

Champion Sponsors: Abry Partners, Baupost, Morgan Stanley/Eaton Vance and State Street. 

Industry/Corporate Partners: Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Cambridge Associates, Citizens Bank, Forester Capital, GMO, Income Research + Management, JLL, JP Morgan Chase, MFS Investment Management, Payden & Rygel, RBC Global Asset Management and Sentinel Dome Partners 

Corporate Supporters: Acadian Asset Management, Boston Trust Walden, Cambridge Trust, CIBC Wealth Management, Eastern Bank, Geode Capital, Loomis, Sayles & Company, Massachusetts Financial Services, MIT Investment Management, Prime Buchholz LLC, and Westfield Capital Management L.P 

 

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