Praxis sponsors student scholarships for annual US SIF conference

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Peter DeSimone Scholarship gives college students the opportunity to learn about sustainable investment

Praxis Mutual Funds is again sponsoring the Peter DeSimone Scholarship at US SIF. This scholarship for undergrad and graduate students with a passion for values-driven, sustainable investing covers registration, travel and lodging for the US SIF’s Annual Conference, June 24-26, in Chicago and complimentary registration to their Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment course. The deadline to apply is April 26.

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The Peter DeSimone scholarship gives recipients the opportunity to learn more about sustainable investment. Since its inception, US SIF, in collaboration with sponsors like Praxis, has been able to support eight undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual US SIF Conference.

Peter DeSimone was a US SIF staff member for several years. He inaugurated the position of Policy Director and helped launch the first US SIF Conference. He was a 20-year veteran of the sustainable investment community and a highly respected member of our network. The scholarship grew out of a US SIF initiative seeking to both introduce students to sustainable investing and to enhance the diversity of the sector. The initial scholarship was created in 2013 and renamed in Peter’s honor in 2015 following his passing.

Praxis encourages applications from anyone passionate about sustainable investing, especially those from diverse backgrounds. For more information or to apply, visit the Peter DeSimone Scholarship page.

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Author Randy Beachy
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