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Five High School Students Awarded MFA Merit Scholarships

The Museum of American Finance is proud to announce that five outstanding students have received the Museum Finance Academy ( MFA ) merit scholarships for the Spring 2023 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 . Lina Lin , a 17-year-old senior at Manhattan Hunter Science in New York ,
received the top scholarship award of $ 1,000 . In the fall , she will study Economics , Finance and Statistics at Yale University and aspires to start her own company and pursue a career in financial management , investment banking , consulting and philanthropy .
The other four top achievers in the MFA program received scholarships of $ 500 each . They include Caleb Lin , a 16-year-old junior at Stuyvesant High who plans to major in Business or Finance ; Colin McKenzie , a 17-year-old junior at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle ,
New York , who plans to study Business Analytics in college ; Yuchen Pan , a senior at Stuyvesant High School , who will be a first-generation college student and intends to pursue a joint-major in Biology and Business ; and Charlotte Patricot , a 17-year-old senior at Mamaroneck High School , who will attend Clemson University in the fall , where she will study Communications and Business .
The Museum is extremely proud of all the students who successfully completed the Spring 2023 MFA and earned their certificates in personal finance .
The Museum is proud to announce that ( left to right ) Lina Lin , Caleb Lin , Colin McKenzie , Yuchen Pan and Charlotte Patricot have earned merit scholarships as top achievers in the Spring 2023 semester of the Museum Finance Academy .

Museum and New York Public Library Partner on Summer MFA Course

This summer , the Museum partnered with the New York Public Library ’ s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center to bring the popular Museum Finance Academy ( MFA ) to a broader public audience with free , virtual sessions held every Wednesday in July .
The sessions , held virtually and taught by Museum educator Chris Meyers , attracted more than 600 teens from across the country and around the world . The programs offered the same content as the Spring and Fall MFA courses , with the ability to pick and choose sessions of interest and without the certification or scholarship opportunities .
The Summer 2023 MFA program was run as a pilot to gauge interest in future public courses aimed at an audience of teens and young adults . www . MoAF . org | Summer 2023 | FINANCIAL HISTORY 5