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Seventeen Bay Area Women Win Financial Women of San Francisco Academic Scholarships for 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women for over 60 years, names seventeen students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2022 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.

This is a corrected release to replace our previous release issued on May 19, 2022.

"We are proud to offer a record 17 women the scholarships they need to pursue their educational goals in finance and accounting," says Melissa Maquilan-Radic, FWSF's 2022 President. "And we are so grateful to our generous donors and supporters who have helped make this happen."

The FWSF scholarship grants - $10,000 for undergraduate and $15,000 for graduate students - support each recipient's educational goals. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients also receive opportunities to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events. This year, FWSF awarded scholarships to more students than ever before.

Each recipient is an academic and community leader whose goals align with FWSF's mission to empower and support women in finance. All have a passion for finance and many act as mentors to other women and those from low-income communities, sharing financial literacy to help end the cycle of poverty.

From venture investing in women and minorities; to co-founding a non-profit that reduces financial disparities for low-income, first generation, and minority students; to social entrepreneurship; to community building and mentoring and hiring women in their organizations, these scholarship winners demonstrate a commitment to making a positive impact in the world.

2022 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

Riddhi Bahadkar - University of San Francisco School of Management

Makenna Caldwell - St. Mary's College

Cheryl Campos - Stanford University

Shelly Clermenco - Dominican University

Gabriela Forter - Stanford University

Lisa Gonzalez - Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Katelyn Harris - Stanford University

Elizabeth Hernandez - Golden Gate University

Samina Hydery - Stanford University

Monique Malcolm-Hay - Stanford University

Hannah Schlacter - University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Tabitha Florence Shikuku - Holy Names University

Zia MacWilliams - University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business

2022 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

Liya Gezae - California State University East Bay

Morgan Jacobsen - University of California at Berkeley

Amina Mamayeva - San Jose State University

Jia Yi Tan - University of San Francisco

For more information about FWSF or to become a member, click here: https://financialwomensf.org/membership/.

For more information please visit https://financialwomensf.org/.

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About Financial Women of San Francisco:

For over 60 years, Financial Women of San Francisco have sought to advance the success of women in finance and financial services and to be a source of insight and inspiration to financial women executives and managers throughout the Bay Area.

The organization's membership includes women in positions of influence within the financial services sector and women who hold senior level positions within non-finance companies, government agencies and the non-profit sector. Members include CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers, CPAs, attorneys, commercial and private bankers, investment advisors, fund managers, securities analysts, administrators, financial planners, consultants, recruiters, and marketers.

Related link: https://financialwomensf.org/

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Seventeen Bay Area Women Win Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women for over 60 years, names seventeen students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2022 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.

"We are proud to offer a record 17 women the scholarships they need to pursue their educational goals in finance and accounting," says Melissa Maquilan-Radic, FWSF's 2022 President. "And we are so grateful to our generous donors and supporters who have helped make this happen."

The FWSF scholarship grants-$10,000 for undergraduate and $15,000 for graduate students- support each recipient's educational goals. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients also receive opportunities to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events. This year, FWSF awarded scholarships to more students than ever before.

Each recipient is an academic and community leader whose goals align with FWSF's mission to empower and support women in finance. All have a passion for finance and many act as mentors to other women and those from low-income communities, sharing financial literacy to help end the cycle of poverty.

From venture investing in women and minorities; to co-founding a non-profit that reduces financial disparities for low-income, first generation, and minority students; to social entrepreneurship; to community building and mentoring and hiring women in their organizations, these scholarship winners demonstrate a commitment to making a positive impact in the world.

2022 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

Riddhi Bahadkar - University of San Francisco School of Management

Cheryl Campos - Stanford University

Shelly Clemenco - Dominican University

Gabriela Forter - Stanford University

Lisa Gonzalez - Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Katelyn Harris - Stanford University

Elizabeth Hernandez - Golden Gate University

Samina Hydery - Stanford University

Monique Malcolm-Hay - Stanford University

Zia McWilliams - University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Hannah Schlacter - Stanford University

Tabitha Shikuku - Holy Names University

2022 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

MaKenna Caldwell - St. Mary's College

Liya Gezae - California State University East Bay

Morgan Jacobsen - University of California at Berkeley

Amina Mamayeva - San Jose State University

Jia Yi Tan - University of San Francisco

For more information about FWSF or to become a member, click here: https://financialwomensf.org/membership/.

About Financial Women of San Francisco:

For over 60 years, Financial Women of San Francisco have sought to advance the success of women in finance and financial services and to be a source of insight and inspiration to financial women executives and managers throughout the Bay Area.

The organization's membership includes women in positions of influence within the financial services sector and women who hold senior level positions within non-finance companies, government agencies and the non-profit sector. Members include CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers, CPAs, attorneys, commercial and private bankers, investment advisors, fund managers, securities analysts, administrators, financial planners, consultants, recruiters and marketers.

For more information, please visit https://financialwomensf.org/.

Follow the Financial Women of San Francisco on:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/FinanceWomenSF

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FinancialWomenSF

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/financial-women-of-san-francisco/

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Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Prize Open for Applications

VENICE, Calif. -- Beyond Baroque, one of the nation's leading literary arts centers, has announced that the Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Prize is now actively accepting applications. The prize, created in honor of Beyond Baroque alumna and U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman, will accept applications until May 1, 2022.

"We're very excited to start receiving submissions from young poets of color, and for the opportunity to foster their growth as artists," said the nonprofit's executive director, Quentin Ring.

"The Amanda Gorman Poetry Prize is an important opportunity for young poets of color to be recognized for their poetic talent," added Shonda Buchanan, President of Beyond Baroque's Board of Trustees. "We hope it will inspire them to follow Amanda's lead in creating a legacy in which poetry and social justice work combine to infuse America with a richer human agency."

The Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Prize will award scholarships to college-bound student poets of color. As a special feature of the debut of the fund, there is a poetry contest for 9th, 10th and 11th graders, the same age at which Gorman began her development as a poet in the Beyond Baroque Student Poets' program. All told, $10,000 in scholarship and contest money will be awarded in 2022.

The prize continues Beyond Baroque's long history of nurturing some of Los Angeles' most prominent poets, including Wanda Coleman, Amy Gerstler, and Amanda Gorman herself. Gorman describes Beyond Baroque as the place "where a young poet found the love of her life" and shared more about her history with Beyond Baroque on the recent ABC 20/20 Special Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough with Robin Roberts.

The Future Voices Poetry Scholarship is open for all poets currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in California, and who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color. College-bound students in 12th grade can apply for a scholarship award, and 9th, 10th and 11th grade can submit to the poetry contest. Prize winners will be announced by July 1, 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.beyondbaroque.org/.

ABOUT BEYOND BAROQUE

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is one of the nation's most successful and influential grassroots incubators of the literary arts. Founded in 1968, and housed in the original Venice City Hall building in Venice, California, it is a nonprofit public space dedicated to cultivating new writing and expanding the public's knowledge of poetry, literature, and art through cultural events and community interaction. The Center offers a diverse variety of literary and arts programming, including readings, workshops, art exhibits, and education. Across five decades, Beyond Baroque has provided crucial support to a series of seminal writers, artists, and musicians that include Wanda Coleman, Dennis Cooper, Amy Gerstler, Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Mike Kelley, Viggo Morternsen, Will Alexander, and Amanda Gorman. Today the Center continues to provide a vital cultural forum through its free workshops, reading series, and general programming.

ABOUT AMANDA GORMAN

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied sociology. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is the author of the "The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country" (Viking Books for Young Readers, March 2021), the poetry collection "Call Us What We Carry" (Viking, December 2021) and "The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough" (Penmanship Books, 2015). In 2017, Gorman was named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States after previously serving as the first-ever youth poet laureate of Los Angeles. She is the founder and executive director of One Pen One Page, an organization providing free creative writing programs for underserved youth, and serves the Write Change program in her role as International Changemaker for Estee Lauder.

Related link: https://www.beyondbaroque.org/

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First Generation Students Land Big Scholarships with Online College Planning Curriculum

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Two students will be enjoying a dream Christmas, the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity announced today. On December 1, Grayson High School senior, Bre'an Moore, received a congratulatory email from Carleton College, ranked #7 on the 2020 US News and World Reports Liberal Arts College Rankings, offering her admission and a scholarship valued at over $280,000 over 4 years.

On December 16, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student, Sydney Soskin, logged into the University of Chicago's student portal to check the status of her Early Decision Application. Sydney screamed and burst into tears when she read the words, "Congratulations! It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been admitted to the University of Chicago's Class of 2024." Sydney's full scholarship financial aid award is valued at over $310,000 over 4 years.

Sydney's lifetime of challenges continued into the college planning process. "Oh My God! I can't believe it. Due to problems at my school, I missed the QuestBridge deadline and was devastated. However, Mr. and Mrs. Wynn pulled me together and kept me focused on developing a solid college list and game plan. They helped me with my essays, guided me in developing an academic résumé, reviewed my Common Application, and supported me in developing the strongest possible application for UChicago. They assured me that Early Decision was my best chance of being offered admission and that I would be pleased with the financial aid award that UChicago would offer. If I did not get in, we had a back-up plan for other schools and for the Northeastern University Torch Scholars Program. When I read the letter in my student account, I called my mom and I took a screen shot and sent it to Mrs. Wynn. I still cannot stop crying. This is unbelievable."

Wynn notes, "Through our online college planning curriculum, and partnerships with school districts and community-based organizations, we are able to provide comprehensive college planning guidance to hundreds of students like Bre'an and Sydney. Students from lower income backgrounds, first generation college students, and immigrant populations lack any meaningful understanding of planning their postsecondary pathways. Our goals are to guide students into finding the 'right' colleges and 'right' scholarships, avoid student loan debt, and achieve on-time degree attainment."

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, from Noon - 2 p.m., 12 of the foundation's former cohort students will return to appear on a Free College Panel Discussion at the Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, Georgia where they will share insight into their journeys, scholarships, and admission into top colleges across the country. Interested students should visit their website to learn more about their College Planning Cohorts and College Planning Boot Camps.

Information: http://accessandequity.org/

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*Caption: Sydney works alongside her mother at FAFSA Completion Session.

Contact Information:
Mychal Wynn or Nina Wynn
Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity
P.O. Box 70457
678-395-5825
mychalwynn@accessandequity.org

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Current Builders Donates $100,000 to University of Florida Endowment to Support Student Scholarships at College of Design, Construction and Planning

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Chip Reid, CEO of Current Builders (currentbuilders.com) based in Pompano Beach, announced that his construction company has donated $100,000 to the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. This is the general contractor's most significant single contribution, bringing their total donations to the University to $250,000.

This endowment will be used to fund scholarships to deserving and aspiring young construction professionals.

"The firm is proud to have five decades of Gators and 22 University of Florida grads among our ranks," said Reid. "Our continued success as one of Florida's largest and most respected general contractors is thanks in large part to our long-standing relationship with the University of Florida and the stellar caliber of graduates from the UF College of Design Construction and Planning. We are proud to be supporting their program, and we know we will realize the benefit in the form of superior hiring for the foreseeable future."

Current Builders has supported the University of Florida and its mission for decades, so when they heard about the University's latest campaign, "Go Greater," they knew they wanted to offer financial support. Dean Anumba reached out to Reid to share his vision to unify the four schools (Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture & Planning) and to discuss Current Builder's involvement.

"It meant so much to us that Dean Anumba reached out personally to share his vision to unify the four schools and request our support," continued Reid. "He is doing an excellent job of engaging with the design and construction industry to elevate the University of Florida name and brand. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Gator Nation as Dean Anumba's collaborative spirit is coupled with Dr. Ray Issa's superior leadership as Director of the M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management. We look forward to building upon DCP's past success as together we move forward to this next chapter of the school's legacy."

About Current Builders:

Current Builders has been a major player in the multi-family residential market since its inception in 1972 and to date has delivered over 45,000 multi-family units for Class "A" Clients from all facets of the development community. The firm's portfolio also includes 15 million square feet of office/industrial space and 250,000 square feet of retail.

From senior living to student living, village halls and community centers to luxury auto vaults, Current Builders' résumé is comprehensive with 85 percent of its projects commissioned by existing clients. A proven and highly respected organization, Current Builders is consistently ranked for construction volume in the state of Florida and the Southeast United States.

More information: http://www.currentbuilders.com/.

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