Jefferies Scholarship
Jefferies Scholarship


We are pleased to announce the names of children of Jefferies employees who have demonstrated outstanding achievement inside and outside the classroom. For the 41st consecutive year, the Jefferies Family Scholarship has provided awards to recognize distinction in employees’ children. Collectively, 50 students will receive a total of $613,000 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. This is an all-time high number of awards and dollars awarded – surpassing last year with 10 more recipients and $130,000 more in scholarships.

Meeting remotely our independent selection committee carefully reviewed and scored each of the 99 eligible new applications, awarding $12,500 educational scholarships to 21 new recipients and 27 renewing applicants for the upcoming school year. Additionally, one lucky applicant was selected in the Application Incentive Award drawing for $3,000, while another was selected to receive the Jefferies Award of Merit, which includes a $3,000 scholarship! Finally, one student demonstrating he/she could most benefit from an academic scholarship was selected to receive the Carl Hathaway Memorial Award worth $15,000.

These awards would not be possible without the generous donations from our many Jefferies contributors, and we thank all our donors. To see our list of donors, please visit our Degrees of Giving page found on the website under Support JFS.

We thank all our applicants and their parents, especially those completing the short form application increasing the number of scholarships available, as the total number of scholarships is limited by an IRS rule to 25% of the total applicant pool. We congratulate those employees whose children were selected for an award, and we commend this year’s recipients and graduates for the excellence they represent in our scholarship program and our firm. Finally, we want to thank the JFS Selection Committee, Board of Directors, and Program Coordinator who devote countless hours every year to this worthwhile endeavor.

Warm Regards,

JFS Co-Chairmen Jeff and Chris

Jefferies Family Scholarship Board of Directors

Jeff Agnew, Co-Chairman - Corporate Human Resources, New York
Chris Kanoff, Co-Chairman - Investment Banking, Los Angeles
Mo Ahmed - Fixed Income, Distressed Trading, New York
Chanel Brewster, Independent Director
Larry Dunn, Investment Chairman
Julia Dworkin - Equity, Prime Brokerage, New York
Peter Forlenza - Equity, New York
Richard Garrison, Treasurer - Corporate Tax, JFG, New York
Zachary Goldberg - Franchise Sales, Equity, New York
Mark Sahler - Corporate Operations, Jersey City
Jason Schechter - Fixed Income, US SMG, New York
Carrera Jefferies Shea, Secretary
Chase Upshaw - Fixed Income, Municipal Securities, New York

2022 Educational Scholarship Recipients

Julia Almodovar
State University of New York Delhi
Daughter of John Almodovar, Jersey City Office

Anotida Chinogwenya
Rutgers University
Business Studies
Son of Patricia Hove, New York Office

Caitlin Correia
Skidmore College
Daughter of Camilo Correia, New York Office

Gennelle Cruz
Rutgers University  
Daughter of Gene Cruz, Jersey City Office

Alexandra Doss
Duke University
Math and Education
Daughter of Ashraf Doss, Jersey City Office

Elizabeth Doss
Brown University
Daughter of Ashraf Doss, Jersey City Office

Issabelle Edwards
University of Exeter
Daughter of Spencer Edwards, London Office

Ralph Ferrulli
New York Institute of Technology
Occupational Therapy
Son of Jennifer Ferrulli, New York Office

Iacovos Georgiou
Rutgers University
Son of George Georgiou, New York Office

Natalia Gonzalez
Temple University
Criminal Justice
Daughter of Aida Parrilla, New York Office

Lakshya Gour
Rutgers University
Computer Sciences
Son of Shrey Gour, New York Office

Lakshya Gour
Rutgers University
Computer Sciences
Son of Shrey Gour, New York Office

Zaarah Gracias
University for Creative Arts
Graphic Design
Daughter of Shalamaya Almeida, Mumbai Office

Margaret Imperiale
Pennsylvania State University
Daughter of Chris Imperiale, Jersey City Office

Siddh Kadam
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
Son of Manish Kadam, Mumbai Office

Rida Khan
Pratt Institute
Graduate School of Architecture
Daughter of Rizwan Khan, Jersey City Office

Sophia Lee
University at Albany, SUNY
Daughter of Kevin Lee, New York Office

Nigel Martindale
Iona College
Graduate School of Business
Son of Andrea Eversley, New York Office

Kaylee Ortiz
SUNY Potsdam
Environmental Studies
Daughter of Felix Ortiz, New York Office

Ari Picker
Hofstra University
Computer Science
Son of Neal Picker, New York Office

Pranav Prabhu
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Forensic Biology/Pre-Medicine
Son of Ganapathi Prabhu, Jersey City Office

Anna Zelikovych
Touro University
Graduate School of Social Work
Daughter of Oleh Zelikovych, New York Office

2022 Jefferies Award of Merit (JAM)

Aishwarya Rao will study Biology as a freshman at Barnard College. Her father, Shyamkiran Rao is a Managing Director of Quantitative Strategies in Jefferies’ New York Office. In addition to the engraved crystal award, Aishwarya will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

2022 Application Incentive Award (AIA)

This lucky applicant’s name was drawn at random to receive a $3,000 scholarship, just for completing an application! Kathy Guizar attends San Jose State University. Her mother, Lety Lopez, is a Payroll Administrator in Jefferies’ Los Angeles Office. 

2022 Alan Herrick Memorial Award (AHMA)

Majoring in architecture, this year’s recipient will soon graduate with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford. In the fall she will begin an accelerated Masters of Architecture program at the Pratt Institute. Drawing from her scholarship application essay she writes, “My goal is to be able to actively use architecture to give back to the community and enrich local neighborhoods, especially with the collaboration of art and nature to create experiences that uplift underprivileged voices.”

Rida Khan was selected to receive this year’s Alan Herrick Memorial Award. Alan is remembered as being a well-rounded, spirited and a passionate student athlete and artist. Each year, an educational scholarship recipient who best exhibits Alan's qualities of good sportsmanship, generosity to others, and/or involvement in the arts is selected for this honor, which comes with an engraved crystal award.

2022 Carl Hathaway Memorial Award (CHMA)

In memory of Chairman Emeritus Carl Hathaway, who served on the selection committee for 37 years, one applicant is selected to receive a larger scholarship of $15,000. This award is based on the applicant’s demonstration of the following characteristics, which Carl recognized as key to individual success: overcoming adversity; showing perseverance, grit, and drive; or coping with overwhelming factors to succeed. While working part-time throughout high school and college, Julia Almodovar completed an associate’s degree in Veterinary Science. Although she loves working with animals as a licensed veterinary technician, she has changed her major to work toward her ultimate career goal of becoming a nurse.

2022 Renewals

All 27 of the current JFS scholarship recipients who applied to have their scholarships renewed were approved. Congratulations to the parents of students who maintained full-time attendance and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher! This large number of renewals results from a recent change to the duration of the scholarship. Students may now apply to renew their scholarship for up to four years, before applying again as a new applicant. This means more students can rely on having the funds needed to complete their degrees.