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2019 FFI GEN Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
February 08, 2019

FI is fortunate to have a generous and expansive community of members. Their contributions to the field and to FFI are well known around the world.

Several members and organizations have shown their commitment to extending the professional development of the field through scholarships to the Global Education Network (GEN) certificate programs.

Thanks to these sponsoring organizations, and congratulations to those who have been awarded scholarships – all of whom are making amazing contributions to FFI and the field by serving on committees, writing for FFI Practitioner, leading virtual study groups, serving as GEN faculty, and much more.
Applications for the 2019 Scholarships are now open and must be received by April 15, 2019. Apply for any of the scholarships listed below.
Scholarships for Certificates in Family Business (CFBA) or Family Wealth Advising (CFWA)
These scholarships provide the $5000 enrollment fee for the FFI Certificate in Family Business Advising or Family Wealth Advising, and the related courses and conferences.
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Crystal & Company Scholarship
For Next-Gen Family Business Members
Established in 2013, this scholarship is for next generation family business members who would like to formalize their learning on the family enterprise.

Crystal & Company is a leading strategic risk and insurance adviser, addressing clients’ risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consulting needs.

Camille Crofton Cherry
Osezele Agenmonmen
Christine Wittmeyer
Theresa Cloutier
Ricardo Fainsilber
Joshua Nacht
Ricardo is a GEN faculty member and Joshua is the 2016 recipient of the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award.
de Visscher & Co. Scholarship
For Next Generation Consultants and Advisors to Family Enterprise
This scholarship, established in 2010, is for individuals from law, finance, management and/or behavioral science who are interested in becoming family enterprise consultants and who may need financial assistance in making this transition.

de Visscher & Co. assists its clients in developing and analyzing financial solutions for the liquidity needs of the shareholders, the capital needs of the business or both while designing highly effective family and corporate governance structures to assure the long-term sustainability of the family wealth across generations.

Navneet Bhatnagar
Cinzia Dessi
Abdullahi Jubril Saba
Pilar Tolentino
Christian Schiede
Anthony Devine
Louisa Brunner
Jacek Lipiec
Pilar and Anthony are both GEN faculty members and Navneet is a frequent précis contributor to FFI Practitioner.
Waesche Family Scholarship
This scholarship was first awarded last year and is intended for those in need of financial support to take the next step in their professional development within the field of family enterprise. Preference will be given to applicants who research and aid in the understanding of the inescapable influence of money on the family enterprise.

The Waesche Family Scholarship is the charitable arm of Resource Management, LLC, a family-owned Registered Investment Advisory Firm specializing in helping family enterprises transition ownership and wealth through the generations.

Mohar Yusof
Mohar Yusof was the first recipient of the Waesche Family Scholarship in 2018.
Scholarship for Advanced Certificates (ACFBA and ACFWA)
This scholarship provides the $5000 enrollment fee for those who wish to pursue an FFI GEN Advanced Certificate in Family Business or Family Wealth Advising.
Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2013, this scholarship is for individuals who wish to pursue an Advanced Certificate, furthering their interdisciplinary mastery of the field.

The Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation, the charitable arm of the Family Business Resource Center, supports the growth and development of family business advisors. The Family Business Resource Center provides long-term, durable solutions for strengthening the business and the family behind it. It also provides team-building and executive-development consultations.

Javier Macias
Anna Ranky
Natalie McVeigh
John James Cater III
Jeremy Cheng
Michael O’Neal
Louisa Brunner
Natalie, an FFI board member, and Jeremy are GEN faculty members and founders of FFI Virtual Study Groups. Javier is an FFI Fellow and the current co-chair of the IberoAmerican Study Group. Michael is an FFI Fellow and has served on the case competition committee for FFI’s collaboration with FECC. Louisa is an FFI Fellow.
Interested in sponsoring a GEN scholarship?
As you can imagine, there are many qualified candidates in each of these categories. GEN scholarships provide students from around the world an opportunity to further their education and expand their abilities to contribute to the field. To help promote the field and the careers of individuals, please contact Susan Gabert for details on creating a named GEN scholarship.
Dates to Remember
Last day to complete Applied Research Survey
Last day to submit for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
Last day to begin FFI GEN online coursework for Q1 Capstone webinars
2019-2021 UK/Europe Regional Planning Committee
Last day to register for the 2019 Miami conference at the Winter Special rate
Last day to submit a paper for the Best Unpublished Research Paper Award
Last day to submit a nomination for an Achievement Award
Last day to apply for a GEN scholarship