The KMF Professional Development Scholarship Program provides $7,500 annual academic scholarships to very bright, hard-working, entrepreneurially-minded students from lower-income, less-privileged families. Scholarships can potentially be renewed annually and post-graduation mentoring support is provided indefinitely.

The Program is open to incoming college juniors, seniors and graduate students and places great emphasis on building a solid professional foundation for students that are truly committed to becoming top 1% performers in their chosen field. To this end, standards for personal accountability, responsiveness, attention to detail, and communication skills are consistent with those expected of first year associates at top professional services firms.

The Program lasts throughout the academic year and includes 10-12 zoom sessions (typically on Sunday nights that do not conflict with preparation for midterms/finals, most with distinguished guest speakers), assistance with refinement of resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, one-on-one counseling on job/internship search strategy, mock interviews and post-interview follow-through techniques, and a host of other professional and personal development skills that are extremely important for students to master before entering the work force.

Students majoring in business, the sciences, engineering, architecture, math, and/or computer science tend to do very well in the program and are strongly encouraged to apply. This said, KMF will consider all applicants.

Note - The $7,500 can be used for any purpose associated with college and/or graduate school (e.g., tuition, housing, food, travel home, cell phone, computer hardware/software, tutoring, clothing.) This said, the scholarship is paid out 50% at the beginning and end of each semester and must be earned through active participation and commitment to the Program. Students should keep this in mind when financially planning for the school year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student (junior, senior, and/or graduate) for the 2022-2023 academic year at any U.S. college, university or vocational school.

Scholarship selection criteria include, yet is not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrated high levels of resiliency and maturity
  • Academic record, achievements in sports and/other extra-curricular activities, and/or other unique skills or accomplishments
  • Entrepreneurial tendencies, aspirations and/or experiences
  • Personal/family circumstances

KMF Professional
Development Scholarship Program
Application deadline
June 15, 2022

Completed Two Years of Program

Gicel Abraham
National City, CA
UC Davis
Mechanical Engineering
Ivini Barbosa
Somerville, MA
UMASS Amherst
Geographic Information Systems & Technology
Jax Cai
Boston, MA
Boston College
Shubhecchha Dhurali
Medford, MA
Tufts University
Community Health and Spanish (double major)
Victor Figueroa
Sudbury, MA
Boston University
Computer Science
Abdul Khan
Lexington, MA
UMASS Lowell
Computer Science
Angelica Mordan
Boston, MA
UMASS Boston
Quang Vo
San Diego, CA
UC Berkeley
Computer Science
Mireese Wilson
Rockland, MA
Massasoit Community College
Special Education

Completed One Year of Program

Haven Codner
Lauderdale Lakes , FL
Nova Southeastern University
Elisa Cordova
Chula Vista, CA
UC Berkeley
Planetary Science
Joseph Duggan
Sudbury, MA
UMass Amherst
Sociology, Nursing
Sasha Hussain
Foxboro, MA
University of Southern California
Ferdy Montoya
Boston, MA
UMass Boston
Rothsaida Sylvaince
Everett, MA
Harvard College
History, Science, Computer Science
Jonathan Xing
Wilmington, MA
UMass Amherst

Class of 2022

Tyler Staggs-Burgess
Stratford, Connecticut
Bentley University
Ibrahim Qasem
Dearborn, MI
Harvard College
Neuroscience; Minor: Computer Science
Vernon Stepney
Baltimore, MD
Howard University
Health Management
Haejin Lee
Portland, OR
UMass Amherst
Computer Science & Sociology
Fatima Ghulam
Chicago, IL
Loyola University of Chicago
Danielle Egharevba
Surprise, AZ
University of Pennsylvania
Marc Jacques
Miramar, Fl
Florida International University
Physical Education-sport & Fitness Studies
Isaac Asare Kwaku
Accra, Ghana
Campbellsville University
Computer Science & Mathematics
Raimon Flores
Dallas, TX
University of Texas at Arlington
International Business - Spanish
Dabeluchukwu Okolo
Lagos, Nigeria
Fisk University
Business Administration; Concentration: Accounting; Minor: Data Science
Lisa Watson
Takoradi, Ghana
Fisk University
Kobe Simspon
New Rochelle, NY
New York University
Economics & Computer Science
Gabriela Artiga
Miami, FL
Florida International University
International Business