Thursday, October 14, 2010

CFA Review Scholarship Created to Honor Wake Student

Becker Professional Education CFA Review is honoring the memory of Wake Forest University Schools of Business student Brent A. Rosenberg (09', MA '10) with a full scholarship for its Level 1 CFA Review. The scholarship will be awarded annually on Dec. 15 to a current Wake Forest student sitting for the June Level I CFA Exam.

“This scholarship honors Brent’s commitment to excellence in pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and his success as a student in Becker’s Review for the CFA Exams,” said Ally Traetto, regional manager, Becker Professional education. “Brent’s example will surely inspire others to follow in his footsteps.” Brent was a student in Becker’s CFA 1 review class this past spring and passed the exam in June on his first attempt.

After completing his degree in economics from Wake Forest University, Brent entered the Master of Arts in Management program. He was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor a business student can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International. He recently moved to California to work as a financial analyst for Wilshire Associates when he died as a pedestrian in an automobile accident.

"Brent Rosenberg was a special young man. He was liked and respected by his teachers and classmates alike. He embodied the Pro Humanitate ideal: he was bright and curious, loved to learn, and was kind and generous to everyone he met. I am so pleased we can do our small part in honoring Brent and his family with this scholarship. Thank you, Ally and Becker/Stalla!" said Sherry Jarrell, Professor of Practice of Finance and Economics, Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

“Brent’s family is very pleased that Ms. Traetto and Professor Jarrell were able to feel Brent’s glowing, endearing personality and its positive effect on those with whom he interacted. We thank Ms. Traetto and her Becker Professional colleagues for creating this scholarship and Professor Jarrell and her colleagues at Wake Forest for fostering this tribute to Brent,” said Frank Rosenberg, Brent’s father.

The Brent A. Rosenberg Becker CFA Review Scholarship will be awarded based on student excellence and financial need. Students interested in applying are encouraged to contact Sherry Jarrell at

To apply for the scholarship, applicants should provide a written statement of 250 words or less describing why you should be considered for the scholarship. Recommended information includes contributions to Wake Forest University, future career goals, your decision to pursue the CFA Charter, and why purchasing the review would be a financial burden. Applications should be submitted to Ally Traetto at by Dec. 1, 2010.

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