Applications Now Being Accepted for the Blackwell Scholarship

The scholarship supports college juniors and seniors pursuing careers in the investment management industry.

The NICSA / William T. Blackwell Scholarship Fund recognizes outstanding students of the NICSA family with financial and social support for postsecondary education. The program is designed to support students pursuing degrees in the global investment management industry during their junior and senior years of college.

Scholarships are awarded to rising juniors and typically range in value from $3,000 – $5,000 per year. However, maximum size of awards may be higher and will be determined annually based on the number of applicants and available funds. Scholarships are renewable for up to two years. The value of individual scholarships is determined based on each student’s financial aid package and his or her family’s ability to contribute toward educational expenses. Children of NICSA member employees are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 25, 2016. Awards will be announced in June.


  • Up to 2 years of scholarship support awarded to rising college juniors and seniors
  • Mentoring from a NICSA member employee
  • Access to internship and future employment opportunities at NICSA member firms

The Blackwell Scholarship Program is managed by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), and the Blackwell Scholarship Fund is housed at the Boston Foundation.

William “Bill” Blackwell is remembered not only for his long career at State Street Bank in Boston and as President of NICSA, but also for the honesty and integrity that he displayed in his personal and professional life and his commitment to education. The Blackwell scholarship was established in his memory.

For more information, and to apply for the Blackwell Scholarship, visit:

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ABOUT NICSA: NICSA is a nonprofit association, founded in 1962 as the National Investment Company Service Association. Its purpose is to align and educate the industry through the discussion and sharing of leading practices to support and enable industry efficiency; formal education and knowledge programs; and content development and information dissemination. NICSA’s membership represents a broad cross-section of the global investment management community including asset managers, distributors and service providers. For more information about NICSA and how to become a member, contact 508.485.1500 or visit

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