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RMA Scholarships



For Students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation.

The Risk Management Association Foundation offers scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the financial industry after graduation.The RMA Foundation has awarded over $200,000 annually in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Winners may reapply for continuation of their scholarships for up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their student membership with RMA. 




RMA Scholars

Scholarship recipients are selected based on merit with the following factors:

  • Demonstrated interest in the banking industry (Examples including previous employment in a bank, RMA membership, involvement in a local RMA chapter, academic studies and internships);
  • Academic achievement;
  • Participation and leadership in community and school activities, or related work experience;
  • Statement of career goals and objectives.

Financial need will not be considered.



Congratulations to the 2023 William F. Githens Scholarship Winner

The William F. Githens Scholarship, named for RMA's former CEO, is awarded yearly to the most promising candidate or candidates who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements and commitment to the financial services industry.


Isis Burgos

Rice University



Congratulations to the 2023 William Bonnell Scholarship Winner

The William Bonnell Scholarship, named for RMA’s former board chair, is a one-time award given to the most promising Canadian student who demonstrates exceptional achievements and an interest in pursuing a career in the financial services industry.

Yaseen Merali

Mount Royal University


Congratulations to the 2023 Michael G. Nassy Scholarship Winner

The Michael G. Nassy Scholarship, named for RMA’s former board chair, is a one-time award given to the most promising student of color who demonstrates exceptional achievements and an interest in pursuing a career in the financial services industry.

Soukeyna Dale

Dillard University

Congratulations to all RMA Scholars

2023-2024 RMA Foundation Scholarship Winners

We are proud to present this year's RMA Scholars with RMA Foundation Scholarships:


2023 William F. Githens Scholarship: Isis Burgos, Rice University | 2023 William Bonnell Scholarship: Yaseen Merali, Mount Royal University | 2023 Michael G. Nassy Scholarship: Soukeyna Dale, Dillard University


  • Hannah Abraham, University of North Texas
  • Herman Armendariz, University of Utah
  • Linnea Axtman, North Dakota State University
  • Josh Bailey, Baylor University
  • Luke Bequette, University of Alabama
  • Naysia Bey-Jones, Temple University
  • Henry Brandt, University of St. Thomas
  • Luke Bryant, University of North Georgia
  • Isis Burgos, Rice University
  • Reed Burkett-Schneider, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Slade Busby, Texas A&M University
  • Jennifer Calandra, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Miriam Carignan, Mayville State University
  • Dakota Carter, Spelman College
  • Nathanael Chan, St. John's University
  • Caitlin Clemons, University of Iowa
  • Alex Crowell, Sam Houston State University
  • Soukeyna Dale, Dillard University
  • Max Dickey, University of Texas at Austin
  • Connor Dudka, Bryant University
  • Tahmina Emu, Fairfield University
  • Daniella Faber, Oral Roberts University
  • Yinka Fakunle, University of Ottawa
  • Reagan Ferl, Texas A&M University
  • Jackson Harris, Auburn University
  • Hudson Heim, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Mary Hood, Frostburg State University
  • Joshua howard, Prairie View A&M University
  • Silas Hughes, University of Tulsa
  • Christian Jacobs, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Tanushka Jindal, University of Calgary
  • Shannon Jones, William Woods University
  • Michaela Joseph, Providence College
  • Vincent Kahng, Virginia Tech
  • Riley Kotzer, University of Manitoba
  • Katherine Lee, Cornell University
  • Katherine Lengel, Kenyon College
  • Ashley Line, Northern Kentucky University
  • Nadine Litvak, Cornell University
  • Lauren Liu, Dartmouth College
  • Ashleigh Lovelace, Baylor University
  • Lorenzo Lugo, Morehouse College
  • John Marinescu, University of Calgary
  • Kyah Martin, Northern Kentucky University
  • Kendal Matas, Lipscomb University
  • Walter McNeal III, Prairie View A&M University
  • Connor McSorley, Texas A&M University
  • Rayonne McToy, Florida A&M University
  • Yaseen Merali, Mount Royal University
  • Christina Meredith, Liberty University
  • Alfred Miklos, Salve Regina University
  • Landyn Miller, Bismarck State College
  • Dorion Milsap, Prairie View A&M University
  • Daniel Moreno, University of South Carolina: Columbia
  • Meghan Murray, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Kristin Ness, North Dakota State University
  • Dillon Newport, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Amanda Noonan, Bryant University
  • Sean O'Connor, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • Grace O'Donnell, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Connor Opitz, University of Arkansas
  • Nicolas Osborn, Louisiana State University
  • Liz Penado Villalobos, Prairie View A&M University
  • Macy Pigott, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Elizabeth Ramirez, Prairie View A&M University
  • Ethan Riske, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Andrew Roach, Kent State University
  • Jason Roehrs, Ohio State University: Columbus Campus
  • Raymond Rolle, Central State University
  • Sydney Roth-Matthews, Regent University
  • Diego Santos Ambrosio, University of North Texas
  • Paul Schrieber, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Prem Shah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Aadi Shah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Glenn Shelrud, University of British Columbia
  • Joseph Silvi, University of California: Berkeley
  • Madison Sirgany, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mason Smith, University of Central Arkansas
  • Chakyra Space, Chicago State University
  • Carter Spicer, Salisbury University
  • Raymond Suarez, College of William and Mary
  • Xiomara Sukach, University of Kentucky
  • Nicholas Teixeira, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Daniel Tofte, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • John Tran, Texas A&M University
  • Thomas Vela, University of Utah
  • Emily Volkman, Pittsburg State University
  • Nicholas Volkov, University of Guelph
  • James Walls, University of Indianapolis
  • Michael Welliver, Virginia Tech
  • Erin Williams, University of San Diego
  • Evan Williams, Temple University
  • Jalynn Williams, Prairie View A&M University
  • Angelina Xu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bella Yacoviello, University of Florida
  • Kennedi Young, Prairie View A&M University

2022-2023 RMA Foundation Scholarship Winners

We proudly presented the 2022-2023 RMA Scholars with RMA Foundation Scholarships:


2022 William F. Githens Scholarship: Caleb Nolander, Grand Valley State University

  • Ãngela Huereca-Alvarado Trinity University
  • Aaron Karaja Mount Royal University
  • Aesha Mehta Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Ahmed Ghabin University of Texas at Dallas
  • Alahna Knight Virginia State University
  • Alejandra Zapata Fort Hays State University
  • Alex Mancuso Drexel University
  • Alexa LoMonaco Dartmouth College
  • Amber Wiggins Johnson C. Smith University
  • Amber Falgren Fort Hays State University
  • Anders Larson North Dakota State University
  • Andrew Emerson Anderson University
  • Andrew Hall Texas Tech University
  • Anijah Jones Tennessee State University
  • Austin Turner Texas Tech University
  • Befiker Ollivierre University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bianca Baldassaro Merrimack College
  • Caleb Nolander Grand Valley State University
  • Cameron Shepherd Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Carlos Cortes St. Mary's University
  • Chad Lockard Morehouse College
  • Charity Mwansa Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Chase Gladstone Indiana University Bloomington
  • Chase Fitzpatrick Texas Southern University
  • Citlalli Cruz University of Washington
  • Claudia Utria Alveraz Morgan State University
  • Clayton Nelson North Dakota State University
  • Cody Poskin University of Mississippi
  • Colin McEvoy Virginia Tech
  • Connor Mueller University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • D'Angelo Alvarado Marquette University
  • Danielle Jackson Norfolk State University
  • Danika Gordon South Dakota State University
  • Dasia Foster Harris-Stowe State University
  • David Schulte Fort Hays State University
  • Destiny Spady North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Devon Woodfine California Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Divine Madubike Mercer University
  • Dylan Rudnick North Dakota State University
  • Dylan Gray North Carolina State University
  • Eli Johnson Salisbury University
  • Eliseo Chavez University of Phoenix
  • Elizabeth Zeutenhorst University of Iowa
  • Estifanos Robertson Nova Southeastern University
  • Evan Venne University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Forrest Bicker Harvey Mudd College
  • Gabriel Waldowski Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Giancarlo Diotaiuti Utah State University
  • Graci Schomaker University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Haley Van Nurden South Dakota State University
  • Hannah Schinker Michigan State University
  • Husnain Ali Guilford College
  • Ian Alves Western New England University
  • Isabel Wollermann University of Northwestern-St. Paul
  • Isabela Londono Harris-Stowe State University
  • Jack DeLester University of Oklahoma
  • Jacob Heit Mount Mercy University
  • Jacqueline Chung Ryerson University
  • Jada Carter Tennessee State University
  • Jalaiya Johnson Texas Southern University
  • James Jordan Benedict College
  • JayLen Thompson Texas Southern University
  • Jessalyn Kirchhoff Fort Hays State University
  • Jordan Pratt James Madison University
  • Jordan Johnson Prairie View A&M University
  • Kameran Edwards Oakland University
  • Kameron Napoli Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Kameron Pree Texas Southern University
  • Katie McCabe North Dakota State University
  • Kaycee Watkins Harris-Stowe State University
  • Kayla Jarvis Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Kelsey Sivertson Hope College
  • Kiana Mond Texas Southern University
  • Kinsey Duwa University of Alabama
  • Luis Maldonado University of Houston
  • Madeline Bale Yale University
  • Madison Johnshoy Indiana University: Kelley School of Business
  • Massimo Kluever Harris-Stowe State University
  • Matt Westelman Texas A&M University
  • Matthew Ziff Saint Joseph's University
  • Matthew Allen James Madison University
  • Max O'Rourke Wayne State University
  • Michael Hare Providence College
  • Michael Clarke University of British Columbia
  • Mikolaj Dueholm University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
  • Miriam Darden Texas Southern University
  • Monica Johnson Norfolk State University
  • Myles Lynch Howard University
  • Nathan Gong University of California: Los Angeles
  • Nathan Le Texas A&M University
  • Nicholas Drew Southern New Hampshire University
  • Olivia Rauch North Dakota State University
  • Quentin Williams Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Richard Feliz Garcia Liberty University
  • Sherifa Clarke City University of New York: Medgar Evers College
  • Sierra Sands Spelman College
  • Sifa Butcher Howard University
  • Sophie Clakley Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Stephen Edds Samford University
  • Stephen Gutke Utah State University
  • Tamara Mazets Fordham University
  • Trevor Sherf Bob Jones University
  • Tyler Lyster University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • Tyler Miller Kansas State University
  • Wuji Chen University of Toronto
  • Zachariah Smith Morehouse College
  • Zachary Rohleder North Dakota State University
  • Zion Melson Morehouse College



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