Bentley student awarded Risk Management Association scholarship

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A Bentley student was one of only two Massachusetts college students to be awarded a 2017 scholarship from the Risk Management Association Foundation.

Michael Vitale, a junior Finance major with a minor in Law from Canton, Mass., joins students from other top schools around the country — including Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Colgate, among others — in receiving the award.

“The Risk Management Association is at the forefront of promoting sound risk management practices in the financial services industry,” says Finance Professor Claude Cicchetti. “The RMA scholarship highlights the importance of risk analysis in financial careers, and we are thrilled that a Bentley student has been chosen for this award.”

The RMA Foundation scholarship is merit based, aimed at students who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The RMA Foundation awards up to a total of $200,000 in renewable scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. The scholarships can be renewed up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their free student membership with RMA.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, participation and leadership in community and school activities or related work experience, demonstrated interest in the banking industry, and a statement of career goals and objectives.

As a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association, RMA promotes a community of like-minded banking professionals who share ideas and experiences to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry.

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