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Roadrunner Financial Group Annual Scholarship

The Roadrunner Financial Group (RFG) is a student club, operating as a Student-Managed Investment Fund, actively managing a $60,000 portfolio on behalf of the Anisfield School of Business.

The mission of the Roadrunner Financial Group is to provide a valuable educational experience to its members by allowing them to manage a real dollar investment portfolio. By managing the portfolio and listening to guest speakers, members will learn about various aspects of finance and investing. Of equal importance is the development of strong analytical, decision making, and teamwork skills through the Club’s weekly meetings and other club-related activities.

The club was formed in 2015 when a group of motivated students along with RCNJ’s Trading Lab Coordinator wanted students all across Ramapo College to be offered the chance to gain first-hand experience and knowledge of the stock market. By managing real money, students have the opportunity to gain an unparalleled authentic experience with legitimate funds and risk-bearing trades.

This scholarship is for a student leader (any major) on campus who is passionate about the stock market.

2024 Recipient

Chris Vedra

Chris Vedra of Maywood, an Accounting major with a Finance minor and a 3.9 GPA, making the Dean’s List every semester since starting college.

At Ramapo, Chris is a member of the Roadrunner Financial Group and the Student Government Association, where he served his college community. Chris is most proud of the relationships he has built throughout the Roadrunner student population.

Chris has also been involved in off–campus activities, including refereeing highly competitive youth and adult soccer matches. 

2023 Recipient

Yanni Leakas

Yanni Leakas of Rochelle Park, N.J. is a Finance major with a 3.9 GPA and has made the Dean’s List since the Fall of 2020. 

At Ramapo, Yanni is a member of the Roadrunner Financial Group, Ski and Snowboard Club, and has served as a Peer Facilitator. Off-campus, Yanni has helped at his local church as a volunteer. 

2022 Recipients

Bryan Martinez-Sanchez

Bryan Martinez-Sanchez of Perth Amboy, N.J. is a Computer Science major. He has a 3.3 GPA and is a proud member of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program.

At Ramapo, Bryan has been active in several organizations and activities, including the Computer and Technology Club, and the Philosophy Club. He was a supplemental instructor for the first-ever virtual EOF summer program.

Bryan has also been involved in off-campus activities and organizations, including training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and being a fellow for the America Needs You professional organization. 

Adam Stoler

Adam Stoler of Metuchen, N.J. is an Accounting major in the 4+1 MSAC program. He has a 4.0 GPA and has made the Dean’s List every semester. 

 Adam is Vice President of Roadrunner Financial Group and has been a long-time member of the investment committee. He is also a member of the music club.

He currently works for Mazars in the U.S. as an Audit Intern, gaining real world experience working with clients in manufacturing and distribution. Post-graduation, Adam will pursue a masters degree and take the CPA exam while working for RSM U.S. LLP. 

2021 Recipient

Martin McIver

Martin McIver of Wayne, N.J. is a Finance major with a 3.0 GPA. He received Dean’s List status the previous two semesters. 

“I am very proud of my involvement in the Roadrunner Financial Group,” says Martin, who holds a position on the group’s Investment Committee. “My efforts have helped other students become more knowledgeable and involved in the stock market.” 

Martin plans to utilize his passion for the stock market to work in the financial industry post-graduation.

2020 Recipient

Andrew Lunau

“I am very proud to complete my Bachelors Degree after a six-year hiatus from school,” says Andrew Lunau of Westwood, N.J.  Andrew is a senior Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Finance. Andrew is active in the Roadrunner Financial Group, where he explores his interest in finance and learns more about the stock market.

He currently holds a 3.97 GPA and has received multiple Dean’s List honors. He transferred from SUNY Rockland Community College, where he also received multiple Dean’s List honors and participated in Men’s Golf.

Upon graduation, Andrew will continue his education by earning an MBA and intends to pursue a career in finance or marketing.

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