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Four NYC Students Awarded MFA Merit Scholarships

The Museum is proud to announce that four outstanding students have received the Museum Finance Academy ( MFA ) merit scholarships for the Fall 2022 semester . The MFA is a free five session personal finance certificate course for 11th and 12th graders with the goal of teaching students to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings , establishing financial goals and learning to avoid scams .
Hamza Ali , a 16-year-old junior at James Madison High School in Brooklyn , received the top scholarship award of $ 1,000 . Upon graduation , he plans to major in computer science and minor in finance . In his free time , he researches the growth of major companies . He plans to use this information to one day start his own company and become financially independent .
The other three top achievers in the MFA program received scholarships of $ 500 each . They include Daniela Meza- Gutierrez , a senior at the High School of Economics and Finance in Manhattan , who is the daughter of immigrants and will be a first- generation college student next fall ; Selena Tran , a junior at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Queens , who plans to pursue a business degree and aspires to one day run her own business ; and Ognjen Vasic , a junior at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Queens , who would like to pursue a career in fintech .
The scholarship winners will be featured in a video created by the Museum ’ s pro bono PR agency , Vested , for the opening of the 2023 Gala . The Museum is thankful to Con Edison for its continued support of this program .
The Museum is proud to announce that ( clockwise from upper left ) Hamza Ali , Daniela Meza-Gutierrez , Ognjen Vasic and Selena Tran have earned merit scholarships as top achievers in the Fall 2022 semester of the Museum Finance Academy .
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