CFM Awards 2016 Scholarship

Jun 1, 2016

Carter Financial Management has named Umesh Bhandari, a newly graduated senior at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas to receive a $6,000 scholarship to attend The University of Texas-Arlington. Bhandari is the third recipient of a CFM student scholarship since 2014.

“This scholarship opens a door that I didn’t think would be possible for me and my family,” said Bhandari. “It means so much as a first step to achieving my career and life goals, and reminds me just how important it is to be involved at school, family and the community.”

Bhandari attended Emmett J. Conrad High School, which is a part of the Dallas Independent School District. Bhandari was chosen by the Carter Financial Management scholarship committee because of his personal passion and ambition to serve and lead others. For example, Bhandari excelled academically while also serving as a student leader and mentor, volunteering at Texas Health Resources and being active with the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Texas Leadership Forum and Teen Leadership Council, among others.

“Umesh is an outstanding young man who is working tirelessly to achieve his goal of becoming a psychiatrist,” said Bill E. Carter, president of Carter Financial Management (CFM). “Every member of our scholarship committee, myself included, express admiration for this young man’s intensity, be it academics, helping support his family, serving the community or going to college. We’re proud to extend our support to Umesh and his family.”

Kathy Muldoon, partner and scholarship committee member, added that the committee was inspired by Umesh’s vision to open a hospital one day, possibly in his home country of Nepal.

“He is focused, ambitious and has set many well-thought-out steps to turn this dream into a reality,” she said.

Carter Financial Management initiated its annual scholarship in 2014 to help students aspire, lead and pursue their educational dreams, regardless of income or other potential roadblocks. It is designed to help set the course for aspiring college students.

Every year, the CFM scholarship team reviews dozens of applicants and chooses one winner.

Past scholarship recipients are:

  • Jorge Rodriguez-Santana, the 2014 CFM scholarship winner, who is now a junior at Texas A&M.
  • Rebecca Coy, the 2015 CFM scholarship winner, who is now a sophomore at The University of Texas.

“This scholarship opens a door that I didn’t think would be possible for me and my family. It means so much as a first step to achieving my career and life goals, and reminds me just how important it is to be involved at school, family and the community.”

Umesh Bhandari
Scholarship Recipient