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TD Ameritrade awards three scholarships to personal financial planning students

Thursday, July 23, 2020



MANHATTAN — Kansas State University financial planning students have earned three of the 12 NextGen RIA Scholarships awarded by TD Ameritrade Institutional this year, marking the fifth time in the last seven years that at least one K-State student has received the competitive scholarship.

Claire Herrmann, senior, Olathe; Olivia Stingo, junior, Wichita; and Anabelle Sanko, senior, Holdrege, Nebraska, have each received the $5,000 scholarship, which is awarded by TD Ameritrade Institutional to help the industry attract a new, more diverse generation of talent and alleviate a looming shortage of financial advisors, as more than 100,000 registered investment advisors prepare to retire.

"We are proud of Claire, Anabelle and Olivia for receiving this highly competitive scholarship," said Martin Seay, head of K-State's personal financial planning department. "It is particularly compelling that our award winners are all female, given that over 75% of certified financial planning professionals are male. We are excited to have future women leaders of the profession come through our program doors."

Since 2013, TD Ameritrade Institutional has awarded 94 scholarships totaling nearly $500,000, as well as $1.2 million in grants to 21 universities. The RIA NextGen Scholarships and Grants program. To learn more about the scholarship program, visit the TD Ameritrade website.

K-State's personal financial planning department strives to be world known for its research, education, service and outreach in financial planning offering emphasis in financial counseling and financial therapy. The program has been consistently ranked as one of the top five undergraduate programs in the country. The department also offers master's and doctoral degrees as well as several professional certificates.

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Olathe and Wichita, Kansas; and Holdrege, Nebraska


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Chelsi Medved