2024 Peter DeSimone Scholarship


The Peter DeSimone scholarship was first launched in 2015 giving recipients the opportunity to learn more about sustainable investment.  Since its inception, US SIF, in collaboration with our annual sponsors, has been able to support 8 undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual US SIF Conference every year. 
This year the US SIF’s Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, June 24-26th, 2024.
Deadline for Applications: April 26
Winners will be notified on May 17, 2024

About Peter DeSimone:

Peter DeSimone was a US SIF staff member for several years. He inaugurated the position of Policy Director, and helped launch the first US SIF conference.   He was a 20-year veteran of the sustainable investment community and a highly respected member of our network.

The Scholarship grew out of a US SIF initiative on diversity and inclusion with the intention to both introduce students to sustainable investing and to enhance the diversity of the sector. The initial scholarship was created in 2013 and was renamed in Peter’s honor in 2015 following his passing.

We welcome applications from anyone passionate about sustainable investing. Especially those from diverse backgrounds, including people of color, individuals across the gender spectrum, and members of indigenous communities, to apply.

What Does the Scholarship Cover?

Scholarship recipients receive: 

  • Complimentary registration for FORUM 2024, US SIF’s Annual Conference from June 24-26, 2024, including Member Day (scholars will have a virtual prep session the week of June 17th)
  • Complimentary registration for our Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment. course
  • Domestic travel and lodging to FORUM 2024

Who Should Apply? 

The Peter DeSimone Conference Scholarship is designed for students who can show commitment to a career in sustainable and impact investment through their work/internships to date and through focus on this area in their academic studies or extra-curricular activities: 

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited, degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at the time of application and be in good academic standing


How Do I Apply? 

Complete the online application, which includes:

  • A Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Current Transcript

All applications must be submitted online, and all components must be received by 11:59pm EST on Friday April 26th 2024 


Applications will be evaluated based upon several factors, including, but not limited to, the strength of the personal statement and demonstrated activities or actions related to pursuit of a career in sustainable investment. Candidates may also be interviewed by US SIF Foundation staff.  


All candidates will be informed of their status no later than Friday May 24th, 2024.

For any questions, please contact us at
scholars@ussif.org. Please no calls