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Bullish Outlook: Financial Planning Scholarships Offered

[ 0 ] Apr. 19, 2013 | SBO Editor

Jobs in financial planning are booming and expected to grow at more than double the average growth rate for all occupations by 2020. TD Ameritrade Institutional is leading efforts to head-off a potential talent shortage and encouraging college students to consider careers in financial planning.

“A career in financial planning can be highly satisfying and financially rewarding, offering flexibility, as well the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families.”

Applications are being accepted for the TD Ameritrade Institutional Next Gen Scholarship and Financial Education Grant Program. TD Ameritrade Institutional will provide individual scholarships valued at $5,000 each to ten deserving and talented students enrolled in undergraduate financial planning programs. A $50,000 grant will be provided to a university which best demonstrates a commitment to educating the industry’s future financial professionals.

“As more than 75 million baby boomers enter retirement many will be looking for the expertise of a financial advisor to help them manage their money and pursue their financial goals,” said Tom Nally, president, TD Ameritrade Institutional. “A career in financial planning can be highly satisfying and financially rewarding, offering flexibility, as well the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families.”

Student Scholarship Application Deadline is May 15, 2013

  • Applicants must be a current college freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning at an accredited 4-year college or university

Grant Application Deadline is June 1, 2013

  • Open to accredited colleges or universities in the U.S. that offer a Bachelor’s degree program in Financial Planning

For more information about the NextGen Scholarship and Grant program, please visit http://www.tdainstitutional.com/lp/nextgen-scholarship.page or email ScholarshipsatTDA@tdameritrade.com.

For more information about TD Ameritrade Institutional, please visit www.tdainstitutional.com.

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