Three Brigham Young University MBA finance students received a faster return than expected on their educational investment after being named Stoddard Scholars and receiving $5,000.
“The scholarships are a vote of confidence in students whose professional careers and church service will reflect favorably on BYU, the MBA program, and the finance major,” says Grant McQueen, a finance professor who helped select the scholars. “These scholarships come at a perfect time for students who are preparing to graduate and relocate around the country.”
Stoddard scholarships are awarded to a handful of second-year MBA students each year who perform well academically, help build the finance program, and complete the requirements for the finance major. Final selection is made by a committee of faculty members.
The 2009 Stoddard Scholars are Aaron Archibald, Magna; Mark Cherrington, Orem; and Jason Mathews, Las Vegas.
“I was very excited to tell my family that I had received recognition for my performance, especially given the number of smart, hard-working students in the program,” says Mathews. “The scholarship came unexpectedly and was a tremendous boost to my confidence and bank account.”
The Stoddard Scholar Award was established in 1985 by George E. Stoddard, a 1937 BYU alumnus. His numerous credentials include acting as senior managing director of the W.P. Carey & Co., a leading global real estate investment firm in New York. He was also head of the multi-billion dollar Direct Placement Department of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.
The Marriott School has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship.
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Writer: Emily Webster