Jefferies Scholarship
Jefferies Scholarship


Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Jefferies Family Scholarship is pleased to announce the names of children of Jefferies employees who have demonstrated outstanding achievement inside and outside the classroom. For the 40th consecutive year, the program has provided scholarships to recognize distinction in employees’ children. Collectively, 40 students will receive a total of $483,500 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

Meeting remotely our independent selection committee carefully reviewed and scored each of the 91 eligible new applications, awarding scholarships to 25% of the applicants, consistent with IRS rules. 20 deserving students will receive $12,500 scholarships, and 17 renewing applicants will also receive $12,500 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, Regina de Wetter, who devote countless hours every year to this worthwhile endeavor.

Warm Regards,

JFS Co-Chairmen Jeff and Chris

2021 Educational Scholarship Recipients

Isabella Adorable
Daughter of Arnel Adorable, Jersey City Office  

Amanda Byron
SUNY Oneonta
Daughter of Peter Byron, Jersey City Office

Benjamin Cahn
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
Son of Douglas Cahn, New York Office

Nicole Davidov
Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College
Daughter of Victoria Davidov,
New York Office

Amali De Silva Wijeyeratne
London School of Economics and
Political Sciences
International Relations
Daughter of Gehan de Silva, London Office

Ariana Estrada Marcial
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Daughter of Joalys Marcial, New York Office

Ryan Ferrulli
Suffolk County Community College Mechanical Services
Son of Jennifer Ferrulli, New York Office

Justice Henry
Temple University
Psychology/Criminal Justice
Daughter of Lorine James-Henry,
New York Office

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

Eric Lee
Cornell University, Grad School
Son of Kevin Lee, New York Office

Declan Lin
Marine Sciences
Son of Victor Lin, New York Office

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

Matthew Morrow
Georgetown University
Law School
Son of Eric Morrow, Jersey City Office

Karina Oganezova
Trinity College Dublin
Medical School
Daughter of Artur Oganezov, New York Office

Sanil Parkhi
Indiana University Bloomington
Son of Abhin Parkhi, New York Office

Charles Prowse
University of Southampton
Economics and Business management
Son of Lee Prowse, London Office

Priscilla Tam
New York University
Instrumental Performance (Violin)
Daughter of Gideon Tam, New York Office

Archie Traynor
Coventry University
Automotive Engineering
Son of Keith Traynor, London Office

Dennis Tsui
Georgia Tech
Computer Science
Son of James Tsui, New York Office

Anu-Ujin Ugtakh
Shibuya Kyouiku Gakuen Makuhari
Senior High School
Daughter of Bolor Enkhbaatar, Tokyo Office

Owen Welsh
Johns Hopkins University
International Studies
Son of Andrew Welsh, New York Office


2021 Jefferies Award of Merit (JAM)

Isabella Ho will study Computer Science/Game Design as a freshman at a University yet TBD. Her mother, Nancy Wang is a Senior Vice President of Investment Banking in Jefferies’ New York Office. In addition to the engraved JAM award, Isabella will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

2021 Application Incentive Award (AIA)

This lucky applicant’s name was drawn at random to receive a $3,000 scholarship, just for completing an application! Ava Smith will begin her freshman year of college this fall. Her father, James Smith, is a Managing Director in Equity Options in Jefferies’ New York Office. 

2021 Alan Herrick Memorial Award (AHMA)

Extensively involved in youth orchestras throughout high school, this year’s recipient recognizes the power of music. In her essay she writes, “I hope that through music, I can inspire hope and change in my community and provide joy and comfort to friends, family, and strangers alike. In performing with orchestras and choirs, I have seen the profound influence of music on others, and I hope to be a messenger of hope as I pursue music in college and beyond.” Beginning her major in Instrumental Performance as a violinist at New York University, Priscilla Tam was selected to receive the Alan Herrick Memorial Award. Alan is remembered as being a well-rounded, spirited and passionate student athlete. 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.

2021 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, Ariana Estrada Marcial maintained a high GPA, and still found time to take on new responsibilities and challenges, in addition to helping care for her little sister.

2021 Renewals

17 current JFS scholarship recipients who applied to have their scholarship renewed were approved. Congratulations to the parents of students who maintained full-time attendance and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher!