Two years ago, our friend, colleague, and trailblazer for women in finance and real estate, Marcy Olson, passed away. In honor of her legacy, the Marcy Olson Memorial Scholarship was established.
Marcy was a pioneer in the arena of commercial real estate financing and a role-model and mentor to many female leaders in the industry. The Marcy Olson Memorial Scholarship aims to support the next generation of female financial leaders by providing a multi-year scholarship for young women pursuing a degree in economics, finance, or business. Read more on our blog post “Remembering Marcy Olson“.
The first scholarship was awarded in 2020 to a very deserving young woman who exemplified Marcy’s qualities in every way, and we are very excited to announce the recipient of the 2nd Annual Marcy Olson Scholarship-Taya Matt.
Taya of Truckee High School received this scholarship to help kick start her newfound passion for a business career as a corporate lawyer. She participated in Link Crew, Athletes Committed, Hope Squad, Young Life and was the captain of her Soccer team. Taya has always been a perfectionist but her experience as a nanny to three small children, especially through a pandemic, has taught her to adapt to the unexpected. Taya will be attending Newberry College to play soccer in addition to her pre-law studies.