Racial diversity in the field of finance has long been an issue in higher education, as well as the financial professions.

Greenleaf Trust is committed to racial diversity both within our company and in the field of finance. To achieve this, the Greenleaf Trust Scholarship was established at Western Michigan University in 1999. Offered to full-time Students of Color (SOC) majoring in Finance or Personal Financial Planning, the scholarship is administered through WMU’s Haworth College of Business.

Students meeting the scholarship’s requirements may apply.

The scholarship award amount is $12,400 per year and is renewable should all requirements be met.

Qualifying requirements are as follows. Each applicant must:

  • Consistently maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Major in Finance or Personal Financial Planning
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (with at least 12 credit hours per semester)

Greenleaf Trust scholars are also eligible to apply for an internship with Greenleaf Trust. While the internship is not guaranteed, the best applicants will have demonstrated a passionate interest in financial planning, wealth management, or securities research, as well as performed well in the classroom. Please see the application below for other details and instructions.

To download the Greenleaf Trust Scholarship Application, please click here.