Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway publication, announced a generous scholarship being offered by Keith Mann. Mann is the managing director and co-founder of Dynamic Search Partners, a recruiting and placement service that combines talented individuals with hedge fund companies in the United States of America. He and his wife, Keely, recently began the Scholarship for Professional Achievement, which gives students in the Uncommon Schools’ in Brooklyn an opportunity to receive a four-year scholarship to college.
The goal of Uncommon Schools is to prepare students from low-income families to attend and graduate from college. Keith Mann wants to do his part in seeing the student’s dream become a reality.
Applicants for this scholarship need to complete a 1,000-word essay stating how this generous award would benefit them. The fortunate scholarship winner will also have Keith Mann as a benefactor who could become very valuable in the future when the scholarship winner graduates from college, especially if the winner wants to enter the world of finance.
The award winner is announced at the end of March each year, and recipients receive $5000 to go toward admission at the college of their choice.
Uncommon Schools manages urban charter public schools that are dedicated to preparing low-income students for the process leading up to entering and graduating from college. They are in charge of 44 charter public schools in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Uncommon Schools has over 14,000 students, in grades K-12, in attendance at its numerous facilities.
This is not the first philanthropic effort for Keith Mann and his wife. In 2008, they founded a charity benefit for the Hope and Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.This magnanimous scholarship makes the world a better place one student at a time.