Top RMA Scholar Honored at Chapter Event

The Philadelphia Chapter of RMA recently honored the winner of the top RMA scholarship at a Chapter event.

On February 14, the Chapter welcomed Antasia Glenn, winner of the prestigious William F. Githens Scholarship and an accompanying $8,000 award.  Glenn was joined by Githens, RMA’s former president and CEO, and four members of the Philadelphia Chapter Board: Chapter President Elaine Francis, Young Professionals Chair Megan Wetzel, Sheila Roberts, and Beth Packel. Thirty people attended the ceremony at the offices of the PIDC public-private economic development corporation in the Center City section of Philadelphia.

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“It felt amazing to be rewarded for all my hard work and dedication,” said Glenn, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia. “The scholarship helped eliminate my student contribution toward my financial aid package. It also allowed me to cover my senior year expenses and buy materials to study for the GMAT.”

After graduation this spring, Glenn is “happily joining BMO Harris in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois,” she said, as part of BMO’s Commercial Analyst Development Program. “I have always loved math and the ability to help others,” Glenn said, and the career she is embarking on “combines the two by allowing me to help a company or a person achieve their goals by ensuring financial stability.”

Githens, who retired at the end of 2017, was instrumental in launching The RMA Foundation that funds the annual RMA Scholarships, and remains a director of the Foundation.

RMA Foundation scholarships range from $2,000 to $8,000. In total, The RMA Foundation is providing scholarships totaling $288,000 to 105 college students this year.

Since the RMA Scholarship was launched in 2015, students pursuing careers in the financial services industry have received 331 scholarships totaling over $867,000. A list of all of the 2019 RMA Scholarship winners is here.