In an effort to introduce high school students to the financial planning profession, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of South Carolina announced today they plan to offer a limited number of scholarships for eligible high school students who are interested in participating in the virtual Financial Planning Academy June 28-July 2, 2021.
The Financial Planning Academy, developed by Texas Tech University and funded by Charles Schwab Foundation, is a summer program that offers rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors education and training in the core areas of personal financial management. The week will include working in small teams on a financial planning case study, developing a financial plan, and participating in other competitions for scholarships and prizes. In addition to promoting financial literacy among America’s youth, the camp will provide insight into the Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) industry and show students the value of financial planning as a profession.
“Our FPA Chapter believes that a fundamentally sound financial plan can greatly increase the quality of one’s life. We are excited to introduce the financial planning profession to the next generation of planners,” said David Chudyk, FPA of South Carolina President.
Students interested in applying for one of the available scholarships being offered by the FPA of South Carolina should complete the scholarship application at https://bit.ly/3vPxRPk no later than May 28. FPA of South Carolina will review the applications and notify winning students on June 8.
FPA of South Carolina serves hundreds of financial services industry professionals throughout the state and is one of 81 nationwide chapters of the Financial Planning Association. FPA of South Carolina offers a variety of learning and networking opportunities for members of the financial planning profession and the greater financial services community. For more information contact Executive Director Nancye Bailey at [email protected].