Paul S. Mills Scholarship Recipients
Named in honor of the former executive vice president of FSP, Paul Mills scholarships are awarded annually to needs-based students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a financial service-related field.  The 2013 scholarship recipients are:

Desmond Ingram
rooklyn, New York

Desmond Ingram is majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Business Law and Finance at Brooklyn College.  With a firm commitment to social responsibility, Desmond’s career goals include using his entrepreneurial spirit to raise awareness, build character, and provide quality services for the youth of New York City.  In addition, he hopes to create opportunities for members of his community to own property and establish businesses.  Faced with the recent unexpected death of his father, Desmond is steadfastly pursuing his education and maintaining a strong grade point average despite significant family adversity and responsibilities.

Melody Morrison
Salem, Oregon

A Business Accounting and Finance major at Corban University in Salem, Oregon, Melody Morrison plans to pursue a career as an accountant or technology adviser.  With a 4.00 grade point average and a double major, she is currently on-course to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam immediately upon graduation.  Despite working three jobs to pay for her education, Melody has been named to the Dean’s List and finds time for volunteer work in her community. 

Julia Reinhart
Los Osos, California

Julia Reinhart is an Accounting major at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  Her career goals including working for a CPA firm or managing the accounting needs of a medium-sized company.  She also hopes, one day, to teach accounting at the college level.  A recent widow, Julia is invested in the successful completion of her education in order to create a better future for herself and her 9-year old daughter. 


Daria Victorov
Blacksburg, Virginia

In the fall of 2013, Daria Victorov will begin her senior year at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  A Financial Planning major, Daria plans to seek employment at a comprehensive financial planning firm following graduation and to sit for the Certified Financial Planner examination.  With sole responsibility for paying for her education, Daria works over 60 hours a week while maintaining a full college course load.  In addition, she is an active student member of her local Financial Planning Association Chapter and a mentor at the Margaret Beeks Elementary School. 


Kevon White
Midlothian, Virginia

Growing up in a poverty-stricken household, Kevon White decided at a young age to pursue a career path that allowed him to help people make smart decisions about their money.  Today, he is an Accounting major at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with plans to become a CPA and enter the business world following graduation.  A first-generation college student and the only member of his immediate family to graduate from high school, Kevon is highly motivated to successfully complete his college education and end the cycle of poverty in his family. 


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