Denver, CO – Beacon Pointe Advisors’ Denver office has awarded its most recent Metropolitan State University scholarship to senior Latifah Mirzai. The scholarship is part of a larger commitment the firm made to provide $25,000 over five years to support students studying finance at the urban institution.
“We are so thrilled to provide this award to Latifah – the first woman to win this scholarship. She is a passionate and determined student, who is poised for a bright future in the financial services industry,” said Fred Taylor, Beacon Pointe Partner and Managing Director.
The daughter of Afghan immigrants, Mirzai was raised in Iran and Malaysia and speaks four languages. She credits her brother for sparking her interest in finance and the stock market and hopes to pursue a career as a financial analyst when she graduates in the spring of 2022. Mirzai, who lost her job due to COVID-19, plans to use her scholarship funds to cover tuition, books and other school-related equipment.
“Growing up, my family always struggled with their finances,” said Mirzai. “This gift allows me to lessen the burden on my parents and study with ease to complete my degree.”
Beacon Pointe will grant two scholarships a year for the next five years to students based on financial need and academic performance. Preference will be given to students from populations that are underrepresented in the finance industry, such as women and people of color.
The scholarship fund was developed in 2020 by Northstar Investment Advisors to celebrate its 25th anniversary and encourage diversity on a larger scale. The firm merged with Beacon Pointe Advisors in August 2021.
About Beacon Pointe Advisors:
Beacon Pointe Advisors is a multi-billion-dollar registered investment adviser headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with office locations and clients located nationally. Clients have long relied on Beacon Pointe’s professional advisors to help determine investment goals, establish asset allocation guidelines, screen investment managers for selection, evaluate fund performance, and develop strategic financial plans through our proprietary allWEALTH® approach. Our advisors’ extensive expertise and strong commitment to our clients can be seen through numerous awards, including recognition from Bloomberg, Forbes, Financial Advisor Magazine, CNBC, Barron’s and more. For more information on Beacon Pointe’s wealth advisory services, please visit: www.beaconpointe.com.
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