March 11, 2008

Eduardo Diaz ’10 Receives Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship

Scholarship includes tuition assistance and paid internship at Morgan Stanley

Economics and business major Eduardo Diaz ’10 (Quito, Ecuador) has received the Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship.

The scholarship provides qualified undergraduate underrepresented minority students with a two-year academic scholarship and a paid internship in the firm’s Institutional Securities and Information Technology businesses the summer prior to graduation. Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher scholars work as summer analysts in various divisions of the firm, which include equity research, fixed income, institutional equity, and investment banking eligibility.

Lafayette students were invited to compete for this scholarship through the efforts of Michael Heaney ’86, who is a managing director at Morgan Stanley and an active member of the College’s Leadership Council.

As a finalist for the scholarship, Diaz was invited to “Superday” (the final round in the competition) at Morgan Stanley’s New York City headquarters where he underwent three 30-minute interviews – one with an associate, one with a vice president, and one with a managing director. In late February, he was notified that he received the scholarship.

“This scholarship program represents a big step forward toward reaching my career goals,” says Diaz. “It also represents an encouragement to continue my efforts to learn more about the financial market.”

Diaz, who anticipates working on Wall Street one day, assisted Nicole Crain, visiting professor of economics and business, with collecting and organizing data as an EXCEL scholar during this past January interim session. He is a member of the investment club, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Lafayette Men’s Rugby team, and Hispanic Society of Lafayette and serves as sports coordinator for the International Students Association.

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