Colleges and universities are the foundation of a strong and healthy economy. The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation is dedicated to the needs of students of business, finance, and economics and is proud to offer our Annual Scholarship Awards. This year the Foundation intends to award two $2,000 scholarships for high school seniors who have participated in Stock Market Game (one from MD and one from VA) for their first year of college, and two $5,000 college/university scholarships to candidates selected from our member jurisdiction of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The scholarship winners will be announced in August, with monies forwarded to the respective schools on behalf of the recipients prior to the Fall semester.
Eligible candidates to be considered for the scholarship application should be high school seniors who have participated in the Stock Market Game or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business, finance or economic majors and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored or private college or university in Maryland, Virginia or DC. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens. Please note repeat applications and recipients are accepted.
Requirements for applying for the scholarship consist of a completed application form, grade point average transcript, and school and summer addresses, telephone numbers, and email address. Also, a 500-word essay entitled “How the securities markets affect our daily lives” should be submitted.
The scholarship committee has established the following guidelines for evaluating candidates:
1) Grade Point Average
2) 500 word Essay entitled “How the Securities Markets Affect Our Daily Lives”
3) Awards/academic honors received in and out of school
4) Extracurricular/school/athletic activities