A Scholarship That Instills Preparation Pride And Achievement

Occasionally a true feel good story makes its way above the din of iniquity and emerges as a stellar example of the future for preparatory scholastics and high school students. New York-based Dynamics Search Partners and Keith Mann have ample reason to enjoy their announcement of the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement awarded through Uncommon Schools in the northeast.

Uncommon Schools is a network of 44 public charter schools managed in such a way as preparing students for the real world of business and the leadership skills they need to succeed. Based in New York, this private non-profit management organization implements the scholarship to one graduating senior each year for good scholastic performance indicative of successful business leaders. The school bridges the achievement gap for low-income students to assure they graduate from college and enter the business world.

The application for this scholarship requires writing a 1,000-word Essay on how a college degree assists them in attaining their career goals. The submission process ends February 29, 2016, which means this year’s competition could give a deserving child that ‘leap’ forward into a full four-year degree with a $5,000 paid scholarship.

In a specialized version of employment agencies, Mr. Mann has 15 years experience as an expert in hedge fund compensation, staffing, and hiring strategy. In 2002, he launched the Alternative Investment Practice as a part of Dynamics Executive Search after realizing the hedge fund market was rapidly growing and under-served by the staff search industry and expanded into the private equity market. In 2009, Dynamics Executive Search became exclusively dedicated to the alternative investment firms. As CEO, his responsibilities include management of the company working with the industry in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

With an intense concern for the education of future business people, Keith and his wife Keely also raised over $22,000 for Uncommon Schools in 2015. In 2008, they organized a charity event for Hope and Heros children’s cancer fund at Columbia University Medical Center raising $8,000, along with treating the NYPD 54th precinct to lunch.

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