Bianca Neme Barros ‘21 Named FEISV Scholarship Winner

Bianca Neme Barros ’21 has been named this year’s recipient of the Financial Executives International Silicon Valley (FEISV) scholarship. Bianca was selected among an exceptional field of Menlo candidates.

In making the award, the Selection Committee praised Bianca, saying that she “…demonstrated a great deal of the leadership qualities that a future financial leader should possess, and [her] dedication to [her] studies as well as significant achievements and high accomplishments during [her] career cannot help but have a positive impact on [her] school, [her] friends, and [her] community.” 

As this year’s scholarship winner, Bianca also joins the FEI Rising Stars Advisory Board, which functions as a subset of the FEI Board of Directors. Other Menlo standouts invited to serve on the Board were Sam Baker ’20, Katrina Newman ’20, and Rufus Pappy ’22.  The Menlo students will join their peers from UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, and Cal State East Bay.

The FEI scholarship program is supported by former Menlo Trustee and alumnus Harry Kellogg ’63. “With Harry’s generosity and other donor support, Menlo scholars are elevated to achieve great things,” said Menlo College President Steven Weiner. “Our students thrive when our community comes together.”

Finance and accounting faculty assist with the nominations on an annual basis. This year’s nomination process was led by Menlo College Professor Manish Tewari.

About Menlo College

Menlo College was established in 1927. It is a small, private, non-profit, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California. Menlo College’s location in Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, has enabled the college to create a valuable market niche for its students locally — as well as globally. Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity, and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.


Financial Executives International (FEI) is a network of more than 10,000 best-in-business financial professionals, with more than 70 local chapters globally. Members hold influential policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry.

The Silicon Valley chapter of FEI has advanced the success and innovation of its members through information, community, and advocacy efforts since 1976. It connects senior-level financial executives in Silicon Valley by networking, exchanging ideas about best practices, and educating members. With hundreds of members throughout the Silicon Valley area, FEISV represents a broad spectrum of both private and public companies in a variety of industries that exemplify the strengths of the unique area.