Foundation Trust Announces First Recipient of the Dante Dieso Scholarship

The Foundation Trust is pleased to highlight the first recipient of the Dante Dieso Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Rose Ogrodnik is a senior at the Questrom School, where she is studying for her bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance. Ogrodnik notes that “I chose a business degree because I thought it would give me the most opportunities and the flexibility to work in any field.”

picture of Rose Ogrodnik

Ogrodnik grew up in New Jersey before coming to Boston for school. Her parents immigrated from Poland and her large extended family translates into a passion for working with kids. Rose previously worked at JumpStart and at a charter school where she could merge her finance background with her interest in working around children.

On receiving the scholarship:

“I’m very grateful for the scholarship. I would always go to school, work hard to get good grades and do what’s expected, but it all paid off. It makes me feel proud of myself. It also gives me peace of mind that I was lucky enough to receive the scholarship and reduce my student loan obligations.”

Following graduation in May 2019, Ogrodnik will begin a two-year rotational program at JP Morgan in New York. She is excited for this next step, saying that “it’s a really good feeling. It is everything I’ve been working toward.”

The Dante Dieso Scholarship Fund

The permanently-endowed Dante Dieso Scholarship Fund was established as part of Boston University’s Century Challenge and provides annual need-based scholarship awards to one or more deserving students at the Questrom School of Business.

The Foundation Trust, a private operating and philanthropic foundation serving the greater Boston area, supports the important work of small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations. Our vision is to help individuals and communities overcome adversity and be afforded resources that promote recovery and advancement. Learn more at