The KMF Professional Development Scholarship Program provides $7,500 annual academic scholarships to very bright, hard-working, entrepreneurially-minded students from lower-income, less-privileged families. Scholarships can potentially be renewed annually and post-graduation mentoring support is provided indefinitely.

The Program is open to incoming college juniors, seniors and graduate students and places great emphasis on building a solid professional foundation for students that are truly committed to becoming top 1% performers in their chosen field. To this end, standards for personal accountability, responsiveness, attention to detail, and communication skills are consistent with those expected of first year associates at top professional services firms.

The Program lasts throughout the academic year and includes 10-12 zoom sessions (typically on Sunday nights that do not conflict with preparation for midterms/finals, most with distinguished guest speakers), assistance with refinement of resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, one-on-one counseling on job/internship search strategy, mock interviews and post-interview follow-through techniques, and a host of other professional and personal development skills that are extremely important for students to master before entering the work force.

Students majoring in business, the sciences, engineering, architecture, math, and/or computer science tend to do very well in the program and are strongly encouraged to apply. This said, KMF will consider all applicants.

Note - The $7,500 can be used for any purpose associated with college and/or graduate school (e.g., tuition, housing, food, travel home, cell phone, computer hardware/software, tutoring, clothing.) This said, the scholarship is paid out 50% at the beginning and end of each semester and must be earned through active participation and commitment to the Program. Students should keep this in mind when financially planning for the school year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student (junior, senior, and/or graduate) for the 2022-2023 academic year at any U.S. college, university or vocational school.

Scholarship selection criteria include, yet is not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrated high levels of resiliency and maturity
  • Academic record, achievements in sports and/other extra-curricular activities, and/or other unique skills or accomplishments
  • Entrepreneurial tendencies, aspirations and/or experiences
  • Personal/family circumstances

KMF Professional
Development Scholarship Program
Application deadline
2022-2023:
June 15, 2022

Completed Two Years of Program


Gicel Abraham
National City, CA
UC Davis
Mechanical Engineering
Ivini Barbosa
Somerville, MA
UMASS Amherst
Geographic Information Systems & Technology
Orett Burke Jr.
Boston, MA
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medicine
Jax Cal
Boston, MA
Boston College
Mathematics
Shubhecchha Dhurali
Medford, MA
Tufts University
Community Health and Spanish (double major)
Victor Figueroa
Sudbury, MA
Boston University
Computer Science
Abdul Khan
Lexington, MA
UMASS Lowell
Computer Science
Angelica Mordan
Boston, MA
UMASS Boston
Psychology
Kiara Patterson
Mattapan, MA
Bentley University
Undecided
Emely Rodriguez
San Diego, CA
UC San Diego
Business
Quang Vo
San Diego, CA
UC Berkeley
Computer Science
Mireese Wilson
Rockland, MA
Massasoit Community College
Special Education

Completed One Year of Program


Haven Codner
Lauderdale Lakes , FL
Nova Southeastern University
Pre-Med
Elisa Cordova
Chula Vista, CA
UC Berkeley
Planetary Science
Joseph Duggan
Sudbury, MA
UMass Amherst
Sociology, Nursing
Sasha Hussain
Foxboro, MA
University of Southern California
Undecided
Maya Joseph-Lacet
Mattapan, MA
Spelman College
Elementary Education
Muthoni Magachi
Abington, MA
Bentley College
Marketing
Ferdy Montoya
Boston, MA
UMass Boston
Biology
Rothsaida Sylvaince
Everett, MA
Harvard College
History, Science, Computer Science
Jonathan Xing
Wilmington, MA
UMass Amherst
Finance