FGI Scholars Aimee Boggs and Taliya Harris attended an “early insight” program in New York.

This spring five students were selected for prestigious leadership opportunities.

First Generation Initiative Scholars Aimee Boggs and Taliya Harris attended the Freshman Experience sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York City after being selected in a competitive nationwide process. The two-day “early insight” program introduced students who self-identify as Black, Hispanic, or Native American to the financial services industry and career opportunities. The program also helped them explore their own potential, capabilities, and interests. Students had the chance to develop leadership skills, build their network, and experience a dynamic global organization with a range of career opportunities.

In addition, three Saint Mary’s students were named to the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men administered by the Minnesota Private College Fund. Stanley Wright, Desmond Steward, and Bradley Hill will participate in an intensive leadership development and mentoring program that is aimed at providing experiences and support for degree completion, as well as career preparation. They will participate in internships, attend a national conference, and network with local African-American leaders. Students from five Minnesota colleges and universities will take part throughout their junior and senior years. The program’s flexible framework allows focus on each student’s educational journey and complements the services and support already provided to students by campus professionals.