CFMA Philadelphia is proud to announce the recipients of the  2020 Barbara Mosteller Scholarship!

This year marks the 30th year for our annual Barbara Mosteller Memorial Golf Classic. While we can't all be together at the same time to enjoy each other's company and celebrate Barbara's commitment to CFMA, we will still honor her memory by awarding our annual Barbara Mosteller Scholarship. 




Radha Lakshmi Pillai

Radha was born in India and is currently attending Thomas Jefferson University for her Masters in Construction Management.  She resides in Philadelphia with her husband.  Her interest in construction came from her uncle who is a civil engineer in the Middle East.  She has obtained an internship with W.S. Cumby as an Estimating intern.  She volunteers her time with various cancer awareness events and educating people on computer technology.



Elizabeth Horowicz


Elizabeth is currently employed by Chubb as a Surety Underwriter.  Her interest in pursuing her Master's in Accounting at Drexel University came about from her hands on experience as a surety underwriter.   She is involved with various associations (CFMA, NAWIC, CREW, GBCA and Philadelphia Surety Assoc).  She has volunteered her time with the Ronald McDonald House through CFMA Philadelphia too.




CFMA-Philadelphia’s Scholarship Committee is currently seeking qualified applicants for the 2020 Barbara Mosteller Scholarship.  The Barbara Mosteller Scholarship is offered each year to eligible individuals who are pursuing a career in construction financial management. 


Barbara was an active member and executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter during its early years as well as a dynamic and respected member within the industry.  The Barbara Mosteller Scholarship Fund was established in her memory with the goal of promoting the pursuit of careers in construction in an accounting or finance capacity.  For many years, CFMA-Philadelphia’s annual golf outing has been dedicated to the memory of Barbara and a portion of its proceeds have been allocated to the Barbara Mosteller Scholarship Fund.  We are grateful for the strong support provided by attendees and sponsors for this great event. 


The chapter’s goal is to award one or two scholarships totaling $7,000 to qualified candidates as reimbursement for the actual Tuition Costs incurred, from the Fall of 2020 through the Spring of 2021, which are not otherwise paid by any other source, including the applicant's employer or other scholarship program.  The committee reserves the right to modify the award amount and number of recipients. Applicants should review the application for more specific information on the distribution of funds.


We encourage you to publicize the availability of this scholarship to your fellow employees and any other potential candidates.


To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must satisfy all of the below requirements:

  1. Applicant must reside and/or work in the geographic area serviced by the CFMA Philadelphia Chapter
  2. Applicant must have successfully completed 12 college or university credit hours
  3. Applicant must be (1) enrolled in a program leading to a degree from a college or university that demonstrates a commitment to working in the construction industry in an active management role that requires the use of financial information to be successful or (2) be enrolled in a degree program at a college or university and possess actual industry experience working in the construction industry in an active management role that requires the use of financial information to be successful
  4. Applicants may not be members of CFMA, with the exception of student members. Family members are eligible.


To qualify, applications must be submitted by June 15, 2020.  Details and a copy of the application may be obtained by either calling John Bieber at 267-650-9271 or by email at The application can also be downloaded here:

Click here to Download the 2020 CFMA Scholarship Application