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NY/NJ Chapter of Financial Managers Scholarship

The Financial Managers Society was formed in 1948 when a group of Controllers from the Chicago area banded together and formed the Society of Savings and Loan Controllers.  The New York/ New Jersey Chapter of the Financial Managers Society was formed shortly thereafter. Theodore Theban of Bankers Federal Savings and Loan served as the first President of the NY/NJ Chapter in 1949.  This chapter is now made up of over 200 members consisting of both bankers and service providers (investment, audit, and consulting firms and IT companies).

Each year the Society gives a one time scholarship to students from its  President’s Alma Mater.  Stephen Feehan, the current  President received his undergraduate degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and started his career at the accounting firm of CohnReznick (formerly JHCohn).  He received his CPA license two years later upon completing the experience requirement.  Stephen joined KPMG LLP in 1997 as an auditor in their Financial Services Group.  In 2003, Mr. Feehan joined Columbia Bank as their Assistant Controller and was promoted to Senior Vice President , Controller in 2013.  In 2017, Mr. Feehan was transferred to the newly formed Senior Vice President ,Risk Management role responsible for managing the bank’s appraisal, Compliance, Internal Loan Review, and Risk Departments.


  • Recipients must be majoring in Finance or Accounting
  • Financial need considered
  • Good academic standing
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate leadership

2020 Recipients

Ryan Greff

Ryan Greff is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Information Technology. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Ryan is also an Eagle Scout and is Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 53.

In 2019, Ryan was invited to join the New Jersey Business Administration Association. Only the top 1% of business school students at their respective collegiate institutions are invited to join this prestigious statewide honor society. He is also a recipient of the Congressional Award.

Previously, Ryan served two terms in the Student Government Senate and was a member of the Library Learning Commons Task force to oversee stages of the $40,000,000 Learning Commons Project. He has also served on the President’s Committee for Campus Sustainability, where he worked to advance environmental stewardship across campus.

He lives in Fair Lawn, N.J. and currently has a 4.0 GPA. After college, Ryan hopes to secure a job in finance.

Robert Scorzo

Robert is  a senior majoring in accounting with a  current GPA of  3.96. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi International Honor Societies.  He is  on schedule to earn the 150 credit hours required to take the CPA exam. This past  summer he worked for PwC as an assurance intern.  Robert hopes to pass the CPA exam immediately following graduation in May 2020 and to work full time at PwC.

While attending Ramapo College Robert works as an assistant in the Global Financial Markets Trading Lab. He is the Vice-President of the Roadrunner Financial Group, which is a student-managed fund of over $50,000. He is  a peer tutor with Beta Alpha Psi and  volunteers on a weekly basis with RallyCap Sports to play sports with children that have special needs.  Robert is also a student member of the NJCPA and AICPA

Ryan Greff

Ryan Greff of Fair Lawn, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Information Technology Management. He has a 4.0 GPA.  He is a member of the Alpha Lamba Delta Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Golden Key Honor Society.

Ryan has been active in several organizations on campus, including the Ramapo College Foundation Board of Governors, Student Government Association, Anisfield School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, and the President’s Committee for Campus Sustainability.

He serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 53, as well as a Merit Badge Counselor. He is also an intern for the NJ Small Business Development Center.

Ryan is proud of his work in the Student Government Association. As a Senator-at-Large, he has successfully increased commuter representation on campus by working to add commuter advisory seats on the President’s Advisory Council and Library Learning Commons Task Force. He led the creation of the Commuter Overnight Housing Program. He has also worked to obtain volt-chargers for the Potter Library, passed Student Government legislation that aims to increase the recycling rate on campus and regulate the organization’s use of Styrofoam, and worked with the financial aid office to increase private scholarship opportunities for students.

After Ramapo, Ryan plans to work as a force to help grow small business in New Jersey.

2019 Recipients

Jesse Del Buono

Jesse Del Buono of Livingston, N.J. is a Finance major and a Mathematics minor. He has a 3.9 cumulative GPA and a 4.0 departmental GPA and has made the Dean’s List each semester at Ramapo. He has also been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

Jesse is a Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassador and the Treasurer of the Roadrunner Financial Group. He is also active in intramural sports on campus.

When the school year ends, his strong work ethic continues through his role as head counselor for a local summer camp, where he oversees the activities and responsibilities of his group.

After he graduates, Jesse plans on pursuing a career in the Finance field as an actuary.

Alejandrina De La Cruz

“Despite the challenges I had to face throughout my childhood, I dedicated myself to continuing my education in the hopes of one day attending college,” says junior Alejandrina De La Cruz.

An Accounting major, Alejandrina has earned a 3.8 GPA. She is the treasurer for the Student Government Association and Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, a Resident Assistant, a member of the ASB Dean’s Student Advisory Council, a member of the Tradition’s Council, the student representative in the Honor Society Advisory Board, and a sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority.

Last summer Alejandrina worked as a Launch intern with Ernst and Young, and she will be returning as a client serving intern in summer 2019. After graduating from Ramapo, she plans to pass the CPA exam and work for a Big Four accounting firm.

Alejandrina is from Jersey City, N.J.


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