Who Run the World (Women/Girls)
Congratulations to our students Elena Becker and Kelsey Tuan. They are recipients of the 2019 Business Women’s Forum (BWF) scholarships. The scholarships, totaling $6,000, are awarded to women pursuing a degree at Post University’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business.
Elena Becker, an international student at the university, is from Illertissen, Germany and Kelsey Tuan is from Poughkeepsie, New York.
Elena Becker is a senior studying for a dual degree in sports management and accounting. She originally planned to study abroad at Post for one year but fell in love with the university, as well as New England. Internships with Praxair, Inc. and the Hartford Yard Goats shaped Becker’s career goals. She plans to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) after she graduates. At some point, she hopes to work as a CPA within the sports industry. In addition to her career goals, Becker is also a competitive fencer. “Achieving this scholarship means a lot to me, especially being here in America all by myself,” says Becker. “I’ve worked really hard, and it’s amazing to get noticed.”
Kelsey Tuan is a junior with a double major in human resources and equine and plays on the women’s golf team. Tuan’s goal is to work for the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). “It’s so touching to be recognized for all the hard work I’ve done,” says Kelsey. “It makes my dreams feel attainable.” Tuan is hoping to attain an internship working for the Polo Club at Yale University.
The BWF is part of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation. BWF’s mission is to raise scholarship funds for the female Post University students pursuing a degree in business, and over the past 36 years, an excess of $200,000 in scholarships has been granted.
On October 29, at the BWF’s 37th annual leadership conference, the women will receive their scholarships.