Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship

The Peter DeSimone Student Scholarship Program is offered by the US SIF Foundation in collaboration with its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to support up to ten undergraduate or graduate students committed to or interested in a career in sustainable, responsible and impact investment (SRI) in attending the US SIF Annual Conference by covering conference registration costs 
The scholarship program is named for Peter DeSimone, a 20-plus year veteran of the SRI community. Peter worked at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) in the mid-1990s, initially focusing on South Africa’s post-apartheid transition. He was a US SIF staff member for several years, inaugurating the position of Policy Director, and helped launch our first conference.  He also helped found the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), which provides impartial research to institutional investors. 

The main objectives of the Scholarship Program are:
  1. To encourage students to enter the field of sustainable,  responsible and impact investment upon graduation; and
  2. To provide an opportunity for students to learn directly from leaders and experts in the field of SRI, enhance their knowledge, network and make professional contacts with US SIF member firms and organizations as well as other institutions attending our conference.
  Scholarship recipients receive:
  • A scholarship for registration for US SIF’s Annual Conference; and  
  • A scholarship to attend US SIF Foundation’s in-person course, Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment, which will take place during the conference.