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FWIT 2023 Scholarship Information

One of the benefits of FWIT membership is the opportunity to obtain scholarships for furthering your education, studying for an additional credential, or attending a professional conference – all ways to enhance and promote your career and help you succeed.

All FWIT members in good standing who did not receive an Association Scholarship (Education or Conference) during the previous year are eligible to apply.

Applications are posted on the website each year and publicized via email, local Group leadership and social media.

Questions?  Contact Awards & Scholarships Chair Lora Torres.

In March 2023, the Association awarded two general education scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.

Ten additional scholarships were awarded in June 2023 to attend our 2023 FWIT Conference: Go the Distance - Map Your Field of Dreams.

The window of opportunity to apply for a FWIT Conference Scholarship will be announced in early 2024!  The application and full instructions will be posted in the Members Area on the Helpful Member Info page.  

FWIT Scholarship Winners

2023 General Education Scholarship Winners

General Education Scholarships are offered annually by FWIT to promote improvements in the professional development, leadership skills, education and training of women in the financial services industry and to bring together women in the financial services industry for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and interests.

In March of 2023 the Association awarded two (2) general education scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, for attendance at any educational offering of the applicant’s choice.  

We are proud to announce our FWIT 2023 General Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to Jessica Lovell and Aydee De Leon

Jessica Lovell is Director of Customer Relations at First National Bank of Texas and an active member of the Houston Group. Jessica is currently pursuing a BBA at Sam Houston State University and will graduate in May 2023 as a first-generation college student! As the Director of Customer Relations, she oversees a customer base of over one million, identifying opportunities to improve customer experiences through strategic initiatives and customer-focused programs.

Since joining FWIT in 2019, she has dived right in attending conferences and the regular monthly board meetings. Jessica is currently the Houston Group’s Treasurer as well as the FWIT Association Secretary.

Jessica is excited for what the future holds stating, “FWIT has been an incredible group that I have already grown with and look forward to continued growth. The encouragement from women in this group is unparalleled.”

Congratulations Jessica! We applaud your accomplishments and are honored to help you reach your goals!

Aydee De Leon is a Senior Consultant for Third Party Resources, Inc (3PR) in Houston Texas and active member of the Houston Group. She joined 3PR in 2013 and performs regulatory compliance audits, assists clients with compliance support and policy review, and helps in fostering client relationships. She plans to attend the American Bankers Association 2023 Risk and Compliance Conference to increase her knowledge about regulatory compliance and the scholarship will help pay for her expenses.  Aydee says her long term goal is to promote to Compliance Director and help grow 3PR’s business.

As a member of the Houston Group, Aydee served on the Conference Committee in 2021, through coordinating table decorations, securing vendors and ensuring all decorations were in place. 

She remarked, “FWIT continues to be an incredible source of encouragement and learning. I’ve been exposed to new management skills by observing those I serve with.”

Join us in congratulating Aydee, for we know with her determination she’ll thrive in any future projects or endeavors!

2023 Conference Scholarship Winners

For 2023 the Association awarded 10 scholarships to attend our 14th Annual Conference: FWIT 2023 - Go the Distance - Map Your Field of Dreams. Four of these scholarships were offered to first-time FWIT Conference attendees. The remaining six scholarships were awarded to members who had previously attended a FWIT Association Conference. The value of each scholarship was in the amount of the Early Bird registration of $400.  And the winners are:

First Time Attendees:

  • Krystal English, East Texas Group
  • Margie Llanes, Gulf Coast Group
  • Cynthia Torres, San Antonio Group
  • Lindsay Weldin, Houston Group 
Returning Attendees:
  • Julissa Alejandre, Houston Group
  • Kristin Graham, East Texas Group
  • Lynda Huffaker, Llano Estacado Group
  • Cheryl Linder, Gulf Coast Group
  • Laurn Montgomery, East Texas Group
  • Ellen Parson, San Antonio Group

Congratulations to all our scholarship recipients! 

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