The Colony Group
August 13, 2018
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 9, 2018 — The Colony Group is proud to announce that Elizabeth “Libby” Friday is the winner of our 2018 Her Wealth® Scholarship.
Libby, a Senior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She is majoring in Finance and is also enrolled in the CFP® Certification Education Option, as well as minoring in Psychology.
Libby’s demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to pursuing a career in the financial services industry made her the clear choice of the Her Wealth® Selection Committee. She has been on the Dean’s List since entering college, and is a member of many honor societies, including Rho Lambda, the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society, Beta Sigma Gamma Business Honor Society and a Presidential Innovation Scholar.
“We created the Her Wealth® Scholarship to advance women, like Libby, in their academic pursuits and to provide a path for more careers for women in the financial services industry,” said Nina Mitchell, co-founder of Her Wealth; Principal, Senior Wealth Advisor at The Colony Group; and Co-President, Colony Sports & Entertainment.
“We are delighted that Libby is the 2018 recipient of the Her Wealth® Scholarship. Libby embodies the principle of financial empowerment for women by pursuing a career as a financial planner, completing two summer internships to expand and apply her knowledge, and earning scholarships both on- and off-campus to secure her financial future,” said Dr. Ruth H. Lytton, Director of Virginia Tech’s CFP Board-Registered Financial Planning Program. “I applaud The Colony Group for their example of leadership, service and commitment to the advancement of women and the financial services profession.”