Margie Shard, CFP®, President & Wealth Advisor at Shard Financial Services, Inc. in Fenton, Michigan, poses with 2012 Woman of Advancement scholarship recipient Sylvia Hartsfield of Flint (left). The $1,000 scholarship will help Hartsfield toward her goal of graduating from the University of Michigan-Flint.
The first-ever Shard Financial Services, Inc. Woman of Advancement Scholarship was awarded on March 8 during the company’s Women, Wine, Fashion & Finance Fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Margie Shard, CFP®, President & Wealth Advisor at Shard Financial Services Inc., said she has always had a passion for helping women advance in their careers, and the $1,000 scholarship was an extension of that goal. The scholarship will continue to be awarded annually at the Women, Wine, Fashion & Finance Fundraiser.
Recipient Sylvia Hartsfield of Flint earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Mott Community College in 1983 and is currently on the Dean’s List and working toward her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems at the University of Michigan-Flint. She expects to graduate in May 2014.
In her essay, Hartsfield described her desire to graduate and be a “beacon of light” for the many women who, like herself, have faced obstacles. She has aspirations of using her passion for computer science to put herself in a position to serve others. And she says, enthusiastically, “I see no boundaries to keep me from reaching my goal.”
The Shard Financial Women of Advancement Scholarship is $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually to a woman who is looking to advance her professional career. Scholarship candidates should have a minimum of five years in the workforce and be going to school for either their Bachelor’s Degree or higher at an accredited college or university. Applicants do not have to be a client of Shard Financial Services, Inc.