Scholarship donations will be made to the universities of the winning teams in
the amounts of:

1st Place .........$5,000
2nd Place........$3,000
3rd Place.........$2,000

Develop the next generation of financial service professionals with the University Partners Program from the Society of FSP.

UPP Contact Information:

Eastern Region

Terry Owens
Tel: (910) 692-0957

Western Region

Dick Bell
Tel:(818) 591-1400


The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals (FSP) will host the third annual national Industry Issue Competition giving teams of students from colleges and universities the opportunity to examine a critical issue of high relevance to the financial services profession. The title of this year's issue is:

Which Way to Go? Best Practices in Identifying and Evaluating Specific Careers in the Financial Services Profession

Papers written and submitted in response to the title should cover the following:

A. Three professional career paths (from the list provided) must be researched and analyzed. The career paths should be diverse enough that unique research is required for each path.

B. The value of belonging to and being active in a professional association, like the Society of FSP, to career success must also be examined. The value provided to career paths by at least three professional associations should be researched in terms of the type of members that belong and the benefits provided to practitioners.

To be eligible to compete, students must attend an FSP University Partners Program (UPP) school and submit a written solution in the manner described below to the issue by October 31, 2013. Teams entering the competition may be comprised of up to three undergraduate and/or graduate students per team.

A panel of judges will select three finalist teams with the top written solutions covered in submitted papers. The three finalist teams will then compete for scholarship funds in an oral competition in January, 2014 at the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) prestigious Arizona Institute in Phoenix, AZ. (Marriott Tempe at the Buttes). A judging panel selected from among experienced practitioners and members of the Society will judge the final three teams and announce the winners at a reception following the presentations.

Scholarship awards will be made to the universities of the winning teams in
the amounts of:

1st Place .........$5,000
2nd Place........$3,000
3rd Place.........$2,000


For Complete details of competition, visit www.financialpro.org/corp/docs/IIC_Information.pdf

Contact: Joe Frack, CEO, at 610-526-2551, jfrack@financialpro.org


The University Partners Program is an exclusive service of the Society of FSP. To find out how your University, company, professor or student can become involved in UPP, contact Customer Service at (800) 392-6900.