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Announcing the Prestigious Michael DiPascali Scholarship: Fostering Excellence in Finance Education for Tomorrow’s Leaders


NEW YORK, May 10, 2024 – The Michael DiPascali Scholarship proudly announces its inaugural offering, providing aspiring finance professionals with an opportunity to further their academic and career pursuits. Named in honor of Michael DiPascali, Vice President and Trader at a Prominent Financial Firm in New York, NY, this scholarship aims to recognize and support undergraduate students who embody excellence, leadership, and passion in the field of finance.

The Michael DiPascali Scholarship, with a one-time award of $1,000, is open to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in finance, economics, accounting, or related fields. The scholarship seeks individuals who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential, and enthusiasm for finance. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.5 and showcase their involvement in finance-related organizations or initiatives, alongside strong analytical abilities and a keen understanding of financial markets.

Applicants are required to submit a well-researched essay addressing a significant financial challenge or opportunity facing the industry today, along with a strategic solution to address it. Essays should demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a deep understanding of the subject matter. Completed applications, along with the essay, should be emailed to by the deadline of February 15, 2025.

The winner of the Michael Dipascali Scholarship will be announced on March 15, 2025, receiving not only financial support but also recognition for their dedication to the field of finance. Through this scholarship, Michael DiPascali aims to invest in the education and professional development of talented individuals, inspiring them to become future leaders who drive innovation and positive change in the finance industry.

Michael DiPascali, with his extensive experience in portfolio management, risk optimization, and market strategy, is deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of finance professionals. A graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Michael maintained a Finance GPA of 4.0 and was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). His career spans various roles, including Vice President, Trader, and Analyst, in prominent financial firms in New York, NY.

In addition to his professional achievements, Michael DiPascali is passionate about ice hockey, health and fitness, deep-sea fishing, boating, and history.

“The expense of education often serves as a daunting obstacle for entry into numerous professional sectors, such as Finance. It’s essential that students are inspired and encouraged during their studies, rather than burdened by tuition costs. This scholarship represents my effort to assist diligent students in entering a vital and fulfilling field.” says Michael DiPascali.

Join us in honoring Michael DiPascali’s legacy and supporting aspiring finance professionals by applying for the Michael DiPascali Scholarship today. Take the first step towards achieving your academic and career goals in finance with this opportunity.


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