SII Scholarship Helps Veterans with Path to Finance Career

Today, we honor the service of all U.S. military veterans.

In gratitude for their service to our country, SIFMA is proud to partner with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation for the sixth year to provide veterans with a scholarship to the Securities Industry Institute (SII) executive education program, which is held each year at The Wharton School campus.

The mission of the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation is to identify, develop, and place veterans in long term, rewarding careers within the financial services industry following their military service. SII, offered by SIFMA in partnership with Wharton, delivers education tailored to the financial services industry and networking opportunities with world-class faculty and industry experts to nurture leadership potential and further develop the talent and strengths of students.

Marlon Mattos, a recent SII participant who served as a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force and is now a Senior Associate at PwC, shared, “SIFMA really made the Veterans feel welcome in a big way. Being a participant in the SII program, especially during my transition from the Air Force, gave me a valuable opportunity to learn from leaders in the financial services industry and network with some amazing folks. I have taken many lessons learned at SII from speakers and colleagues to my new career.”

We welcome veterans to join us at SII in 2016. If you are interested in learning more about scholarship and networking opportunities for veterans, please contact us at [email protected].

On behalf of everyone at SIFMA, thank you to our veterans and active-duty service members for their service and sacrifice.


Heather Crist
Chair, Securities Industry Institute (SII)
Senior Vice President & Branch Complex Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors