Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards to Three Students

Washington, DC, July 20, 2020 –The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (Foundation) announces that three outstanding students are recipients of The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Scholarship, a program inaugurated in 2020 for students interested in potentially pursuing a career in the equipment finance industry. Each student will receive a scholarship of $5,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Scholarship is part of the Foundation’s Academic Outreach Program.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Dawson Jones, a finance major with a focus on supply chain management, set to graduate from the University of Maryland College Park in May 2022. He is currently an intern at Avascent, an aerospace and defense consulting firm. Jones previously completed an internship on Capitol Hill in the office of Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01).
  • Madison McCully, a finance major at Penn State University, is set to graduate in May 2022. She is currently interning with FNB in their Equipment Finance and Leasing Division and plans to pursue a career in the equipment finance industry upon graduation.
  • Jagatvir Singh, a business major at the University of Maryland College Park, is set to graduate in December 2021. In addition to his interest in the equipment finance industry, he works to develop strategies to improve deaf students’ success in academic and workplace settings.

“I’m delighted to congratulate Dawson, Madison, and Jagativr on being awarded Foundation scholarships, and on their exemplary academic accomplishments to date,” said Donna Yanuzzi, Foundation Trustee and Academic Outreach Committee Chair, and Managing Director of Sales and Marketing, FNB Equipment Finance. “The Foundation is committed to supporting the future talent of equipment finance and the scholarship program is an example of how our industry is paying it forward to make a lasting impact.”

The Scholarship Program is an outgrowth of the success of the Foundation’s Guest Lecture Program, a long-standing component of its Academic Outreach Program, in which industry professionals volunteer to lecture at colleges and universities about the equipment finance industry and its possible career paths.

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The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that propels the equipment finance sector—and its people—forward through industry-specific knowledge, intelligence, and programs that contribute to industry innovation, individual careers, and the overall betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry. The Foundation is funded through charitable individual and corporate donations. Learn more at

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