2018-2019 CFMA Puget Sound Chapter Scholarship Award Recipients

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Laura Goodnight 
University of WA
1st Place Winner
Amanda Morales-Menchu
  WA State University
 2nd Place Winner



I am beyond thankful for the opportunity that the CFMA scholarship has afforded me in my continued pursuit of education. Not only has this scholarship lightened my financial burden, but it has also connected me to a network of financial management professionals in the area I plan to work in. I am very excited to begin this next stage of my professional development and am thankful for the generous support of the Puget Sound CFMA. Go Dawgs! 
Laura Goodnight, 2018 1st Place Award

I am grateful to have CFMA provide the support that directly factors into my ability to grow personally and professionally. As a low-income student, I often feel overwhelmed with finances. Any and every amount of aid helps me pursue more on-campus opportunities that often takes me away from my workplace. This summer I began an Honors research project alongside some of my closest professors in the field of accounting. I will now be able to continue to immerse myself into this community of distinguished scholars for the next two semesters.  When I say thank you, I truly mean it from the bottom of my heart. 
Amanda Morales-Menchu, 2018 2nd Place Award

Words alone cannot express my gratitude for being chosen as one of the recipients of the CFMA scholarship. The scholarship has helped ease my financial burden and made a big and positive influence on my pursuit of education and career. CFMA’s generosity has added inspiration to my desire of giving back to the community upon graduation. Education is and will always be of utmost importance to me. Being the first in my family to attend college, I hope to be a good example to my siblings and future generations. Thank you CFMA for playing part in the success of my academic journey.
Jackson Njoroge, 2017 1st Place Award

Receiving the CFMA scholarship allowed me to spend my summer aboard in Ecuador and learn about social movements and culture; topics that aren’t covered by my accounting education. Without this scholarship, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go beyond my career interests and explore a different field of study. I’m so thankful to the CFMA Board for believing in me and supporting my educational and career pursuits, as well as my personal development.
Navkiran Gill, 2017 2nd Place Award

My achievements in my career thus far is a reflection of the education I have received and extraordinary mentorship. My goals will be furthered with the help of the CFMA scholarship as I will be able to develop business acumen, improve my ability to make good judgments, and sharpen my managerial skills. It is essential that I strategically position myself by obtaining the right credentials, the appropriate experience, and the growing understanding of what it takes to be a leader in today’s business environment.
Felicia Parnel, 2017 3rd Place Award

The CFMA scholarship have not only impacted my life but also my family's. As a first generation college student and first generation immigrant, attaining a higher education was challenging due to financial hardship and limited resources. It is organizations like the CFMA that makes it possible for students like me to achieve their aspirations. I am now a year away from being the first in my family to earn my bachelor's degree. My younger siblings have spoken to me about studying at University of Washington as well in the near future. Again, thank you so much for this scholarship. It will greatly impact my education.
Nicoleen Lebita, 2017 3rd Place Award


Year Recipient Name College
2018 Laura Goodnight University of Washington
2018 Amanda Morales-Menchu Washington State University
2017 Jackson Njoroge Central Washington University
2017 Navkiran Gill University of Washington
2017 Felicia Parnel Washington State University
2017 Nicoleen Lebita University of Washington
2016 Trey Takara Seattle University
2016 Elizabeth Colvillo Eastern Washington University
2016 Rosemerry Zyph Central Washington University
Lauren Files
Michael Keller
Minae Lee
Evan Gilsdorf
Caitlin Snaring
Patrick Bestebreur
Lindsey Kranz
Washington State University
University of Washington
Washington State University
University of Washington
University of Washington
Washington State University
Gonzaga University
2012 Torr Martin University of Washington
2011 Meredith Qiu University of Washington
2011 Zoryana Stadnik University of Washington
2010 John Kepler University of Washington
2010 Erika Estrada-Ramierez Central Washington University