Figueroa Scholarship Recipients

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The Lubin School of Business, through a grant received from the Figueroa Family Fund, awards scholarships for International Field Study and Semester Abroad courses. Lubin also awards scholarships for one emerging market Field Study course each year through a grant received from the Gene and Nancy Celentano Fund. Students who are eligible can expect to receive $2,000 per Figueroa Field Study scholarship (increased from $1,500 as of February 2016), $3,000 per Figueroa Semester Abroad scholarship and $2,500 per Celentano scholarship, increased from $2,000. Click for the online application for an International Travel Scholarship.

International Travel Scholarship Recipients: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Total scholarships awarded for the 2015 - 2016 Academic Year: $53,700

Spring 2016 International Travel Scholarship Recipients

Total Figueroa Field Study Scholarship Funds Awarded: $9,000
Total Figueroa Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Funds Awarded: $15,000
TOTAL AWARDED FOR SPRING 2016: $24,000

Figueroa Field Study Scholarship Recipients

  • Nina Montero, graduate Public Accounting major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Brazil
  • Marcela Pertusi, undergraduate Management and Pre-Law major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Brazil
  • Forest McKenzie, undergraduate Management major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Brazil
  • Liz Corbett, undergraduate Management and History major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Brazil
  • Iliana Valor, undergraduate Management major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Brazil
  • Donika Hoxhaj, undergraduate International Management major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Brazil

Figueroa Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients

  • Imani Brown, undergraduate International Management major, awarded $3,000 for semester study abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan
  • John Powell, undergraduate Arts and Entertainment Management major, awarded $3,000 for semester study abroad at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy
  • Sherman Julmis, undergraduate Finance major, awarded $3,000 for semester study abroad at Paris School of Business in Paris, France
  • Madeleine Kotz, undergraduate Advertising and Marketing major, awarded $3,000 for semester study abroad at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
  • Wendy Smith, undergraduate Management and Finance major, awarded $3,000 for semester study abroad at University College-Cork in Cork, Ireland

Fall 2015 International Travel Scholarship Recipients

Total Spirit of Pace Awards Scholarship Funds Awarded: $3,700
Total Figueroa Field Study Scholarship Funds Awarded: $9,000
Total Celentano Field Study Scholarship Funds Awarded: $8,000
Total Phil and Marianne Bleser Scholarship Funds Awarded: $6,000
Total Figueroa Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Funds Awarded: $3,000
TOTAL AWARDED FOR FALL 2015: $29,700

Spirit of Pace Scholarship*

*This scholarship was possible through a silent auction bid at the Spirit of Pace Awards dinner which took place on June 10, 2015. The Lubin School of Business thanks the attendees and sponsor of this award.


  • Sergio Borjas, graduate Financial Management major, awarded $3,700 for the undergraduate and graduate Finance Field Study to India

Figueroa Field Study Scholarship Recipients

  • Morgan Steadwell, undergraduate Finance major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate and graduate Finance Field Study to India
  • Frantzceska Cheron, undergraduate Finance major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate and graduate Finance Field Study to India
  • Genesis Jaya Ron, undergraduate Finance major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate and graduate Finance Field Study to India
  • Gabriela Souffront, undergraduate Advertising and Integration Marketing Communications major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to London & Brussels
  • Katie Byun, undergraduate Marketing major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to London & Brussels
  • Brendon Batterson, undergraduate Global Marketing Management major, awarded $1,500 for the undergraduate Marketing Field Study to London & Brussels

Celentano Field Study Scholarship Recipients

Professors Mary Long and Hsu O'Keefe were awarded the Gene and Nancy Celentano Faculty Grant ($5,000) for their proposal to lead a field study in International Marketing to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. In addition to a faculty grant, four students were awarded Celentano scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each.

  • Megan O'Brien, graduate Accounting major, awarded $2,000 for graduate and undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Japan
  • Simona Sauca-Migneco, graduate Financial Management major, awarded $2,000 for graduate and undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Japan
  • Dorothy Wong, graduate Public Accounting major, awarded $2,000 for graduate and undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Japan
  • Benjamin Nowicki, undergraduate International Management and Marketing major, awarded $2,000 for graduate and undergraduate Marketing Field Study to Japan

Phil and Marianne Bleser Scholarship Recipients

  • Gabriella Ferrara, undergraduate Finance and Marketing major, awarded $2,000 for the undergraduate and graduate Finance Field Study to India
  • William Turner, graduate Public Accounting major, awarded $2,000 for the undergraduate and graduate Marketing Field Study to Japan
  • Ashley Heller, graduate Financial Management major, awarded $2,000 for the undergraduate and graduate Finance Field Study to India

Figueroa Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients

  • Cassandra Chabala, undergraduate Quantitative Business Analysis major, awarded $3,000 for semester study abroad at Regent’s University in London, England