Collett Simonian Among Scholarship Recipients from Financial Women of San Francisco

Crescenta Valley alumna Collett Simonian was named one of 11 recipients of the Financial Women of San Francisco scholarships. Dedicated to advancing the careers of women for over 60 years, Financial Women of San Francisco named students at six Bay Area universities as its 2020 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $2.7 million in scholarships over the past 30 years to more than 300 Bay Area women.

Simonian, an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, is studying business administration, economics and data science. Among the ways Collett demonstrates her commitment to making a positive impact in the world, she was former VP of Finance in the Armenian Students’ Association who launched a mentorship program with over 80 participants to provide career guidance to students from immigrant families. She is VP of Corporate Relations for Berkeley Women in Business, where she fosters dialogue on gender equity. She plans to launch a venture capital fund dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in modernizing healthcare institutions globally.

The FWSF scholarship grants – $10,000 for undergraduate and $15,000 for graduate students – support each recipient’s educational goals. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients also receive opportunities to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events.

“We are grateful to our generous donors and sponsors who make it possible for us to continue these scholarship awards each year,” said Olivia Barbee, FWSF’s 2020 president. “The support is essential for each of these remarkable students and directly helps them advance their careers in finance.”

Each recipient is an academic and community leader whose goals align with FWSF’s mission to empower and support other women in finance.

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