Puget Sound & South Sound CFMA Scholarships 

2017-2018 Annual Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all of the scholarship winners for the current academic year!


                                         Jackson Njoroge        Navkiran Gill        Felicia Parnel          Nicoleen Lebita

Scholarship Information


Puget Sound (Seattle) and South Sound (Tacoma) Chapters of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) are local non-profit organizations dedicated to being the communications leader and premier source of education and information for those aspects of financial management unique to the construction industry. Our local chapters consist of more than 200 individual members representing approximately 150 different companies in the Puget Sound region, including: construction companies, banks, insurance and surety bonding companies, accounting software, suppliers to the construction industry and CPA’s.

Our two CFMA chapters sponsor an annual scholarship program aimed at recognizing and rewarding local college students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and exhibit a strong desire to pursue a career in the construction/financial management industry upon graduation. CFMA believes that these individuals are a key component to all of our future successes, and we take great pride in awarding these scholarships.

In addition to being eligible for receiving this scholarship, you may be contacted by one of our members' companies about employment and/ or internship opportunities. By completing the scholarship application through the Formsite hyperlink below, you authorize the release of the information contained in your application to any of the scholarship co-sponsors and/or any interested member company.

The eligibility requirements for the scholarships are outlined below:

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior to be in the 2017/18 academic year. Graduate level work including 5th year accounting classes intended to be used towards a master degree are not eligible.
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Enrolled in an accounting, finance or construction management Bachelor’s degree program at a college or university in the state of Washington.
  • Fully completed CFMA scholarship application, including required supplemental information--via Formsite link below--                    The deadline has passed for the current year's scholarships.

The scholarship to be awarded in the 2017/18 year will total $15,000. Applicants are eligible to re-apply after one year. On behalf of our local CFMA chapters, and as the Joint Scholarship Chair for the Puget Sound and South Sound Chapters, I thank you for your interest in our industry, and look forward to receiving your application.

Stuart O'Farrell
Joint Scholarship Chair of the Puget Sound and South Sound Chapters of CFMA

Year Recipient Name College
2017 Jackson Njoroge
Central Washington University
2017 Navkiran Gill
University of Washington
2017 Felicia Parnel
Washington State University
2017 Nicoleen Lebita
University of Washington
2016 Trey Takara Seattle University
2016 Elizabeth Colvillo Eastern Washington University
2016 Rosemerry Zyph Central Washington University
Lauren Files
Michael Keller
Minae Lee
Evan Gilsdorf
Caitlin Snaring
Patrick Bestebreur
Lindsey Kranz
Washington State University
University of Washington
Washington State University
University of Washington
University of Washington
Washington State University
Gonzaga University
2012 Torr Martin University of Washington
2011 Meredith Qiu University of Washington
2011 Zoryana Stadnik University of Washington
2010 John Kepler University of Washington
2010 Erika Estrada-Ramierez Central Washington University