“The FWA program and scholarship helped me tremendously.  It was my only access to gain insight into corporate America. The program and my mentors helped motivate me throughout high school and college.  It always made me strive for success because I wanted to be like the women of the FWA.”
— Elizabeth James, 2004 Graduate

Committee Chair

Denise Seegobin

Denise Seegobin

2014 Murry Bergtraum Undergraduate Scholarship Reunion at Pizza A Casa Pizza School

2014 Murry Bergtraum Undergraduate Scholarship Reunion at Pizza A Casa Pizza School

Supporting the education of young deserving women through helping them achieve key goals academically, the FWA’s scholarship program has been around for nearly 25 years. During this time, the cost of education has risen significantly making it virtually impossible for many to attend college. With this type of scholarship in place however, aspiring women can still continue onto higher education.

Highlights of this program include:

  • In-depth career guidance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Continuously adjusting the program through adding enlightening events
  • Powering seminars to enhance the overall learning experience
  • Opening new doors and opportunities for recipients
  • SAT & PSAT Preparation

“In 2003, I had the opportunity to join the Undergraduate Scholarship program and join the FWA board which I jumped on. It would be the first time that a former mentee and scholarship winner would hold a position with the FWA. Highlighting the idea that you are able to go full circle in your life; both professionally and personally. Once becoming chair, I instituted two yearly events for current and former scholarship winners and created a database and a webpage that facilitate networking,” Denise Seegobin, Scholarship Undergraduate chair commented.

Leah Pfeffer- Lidsky Scholarships are given to Murry Bergtraum High School seniors who have been actively involved in the FWA mentoring program and qualify based upon academic achievement. High school seniors receive $2,000 for their freshman year and $1,000 for each of their sophomore, junior and senior years.

To date, over 150 scholarships have been received by students.

After completing the program, mentees and mentors still continue to grow their relationships and have the chance to attend an annual reunion dinner.

“Besides adding a layer of financial support, being amongst a dynamic cohort of women who are both mentees and mentors helped me to build inner confidence for my academics and career-related endeavors. My former mentor, Marilyn Thypin, helped me to land a two year job with a broker at New York Life Insurance while pursuing my undergraduate degree at Baruch College,” 2006 Graduate Krysta Omeir said.

Help young women start off on the right path and achieve their dreams while also seeing benefits you never imagined! For more information, contact Denise Seegobin at