FSP Foundation Awards Paul S. Mills Scholarships

For Release: Immediate (June, 2014)
Contact: Anne Rigney, 610-526-2536,

Newtown Square, PA – The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals announced the recipients of seven $1,000 Paul S. Mills Scholarships.  This annual scholarship program provides needs-based scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a financial service related field.

The 2014 recipients are:

James Backer, Arvada, CO Metropolitan State University of Denver
Lisa Marie Hellen, Royal Oak, MI Wayne State University
Nadege Severe, Immokalee, FL Florida Gulf Coast University
Shayana Singleton, Philadelphia, PA Neumann University
Amber Veith, Waunakee, WI Upper Iowa University
Kristina Velasquez, Merrimack, NH Plymouth State University
Emily Weiland, Imler, PA Penn State University

Foundation Board Chair April Caudill, JD, CLU, ChFC, commented on the difficulty of selecting just seven recipients out of a pool of 130 extremely qualified candidates. She stated that "the strong work ethic and commitment to education of these young men and women is extraordinary."

Established in 1982, the scholarship program honors the late Paul Mills, CLU, the second executive vice president of the Society. Since its inception, the program has awarded in excess of $260,000 in scholarship funds.

About the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals
A charitable organization created to foster research, education and ethical practices amongst financial service professionals to benefit the public, the Foundation was established by the leadership of the Society of Financial Service Professionals ( in 1982.

In fulfillment of this mission, the Foundation has created several programs, including the Paul S. Mills Scholarship to encourage ongoing professional development among financial service practitioners; the Journal of Financial Service Professionals Author Award to advance scholarly research and writing in financial services; the American Business Ethics Award to recognize ethical practices in the American business marketplace; and Financial Education Partners™ (FEP), to provide pro bono financial guidance to individuals in need. More information is available at