Keith Mann is founder and CEO of Dynamics Search Partners (DSP), a premier search firm that has been in existence since 2009. The New York-based company offers various services including hedge fund compensation, staffing, and hiring. As CEO of Dynamics Search Partners, Keith Mann runs the daily activities of the firm. Each year, DSP fills over 200 executive client positions. The company’s clients consist of alternative investment firms in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Keith Mann is passionate about helping students with financial challenges to acquire an education. In January 2016, Keith announced that he would be partnering with Uncommon Schools to create a Kith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement Award. Keith announced that the scholarship would be made available to one graduating senior each year at Uncommon Schools based in Brooklyn. Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit charter base in Brooklyn, New York and over the years have helped many students who have financial difficulty to graduate. Currently, Uncommon Schools serves over 14,000 schools in K-12 in the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. The scholarship provided by Keith and Keely Mann will cover a four-year college term for one student each year.
The application process for the scholarship requires those interested in applying write an essay on how a college degree will help them meet their professional goals. This year, the application process took about a month and came to a close by the end of March. According to an article published in www.businesswire.com/news/home, the winner receives $5,000 towards their college tuition fees. During the award, Mann stated that the award would ensure that the successful applicant would graduate from college and go on to achieve success in their chosen career.
I am a teacher in a Brooklyn charter school where Keith Mann has offered his time and energy on behalf of our students. He is a kind man who has created a scholarship fund for students in our community, and I am quite happy to see our students succeeding with motivation provided by his scholarship program. This article explains our experience in motivating students with Keith’s scholarship.
#1: The Dream Of College
We want all our students to go to college if they can, and there are quite a few people who are looking at the Scholarship for Professional Achievement as their way out of the neighborhood. I ask children every day if they want to go to college, and they are ensuring they work toward a goal of receiving the scholarship. I keep the scholarship information in my room to ensure students see what is possible.
#2: A $5000 Scholarship Offer
The $5000 scholarship offer from Keith will help a graduating student every year, and I am delighted to see a student realize the dream of college when they leave our building. Keith Mann has offered the scholarship every year to our charter school students because he believes in their potential, and I share the scholarship information often due to its power in our community.
#3: A Fully-Funded Scholarship
A fully-funded scholarship program will last as long as the Mann family chooses to support it. They have offered quite a lot of money to help children in our community, and I tell children every year that they may one day win this scholarship so they may go off to college. My belief in their work is strong, and I know children who are close to graduating college on the program.
It is quite simple to apply for the scholarship, and I ask children to do so every year. They are working hard for a better future, and I want to see their hard work rewarded.