Lighted Pathways SCHOLARSHIP 2021

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Please note that the deadline has passed for the Scholarship portion of this Opportunity.  

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. Selected Summer interns must attend the UNCF Student Leadership Conference in May 2023, and  
  2. 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 

If you have questions or comments, contact Troi Blyther (  

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