K-State financial planning team among finalists for national competition
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Three students in the personal financial planning department, College of Health and Human Sciences, have continued the tradition of K-State financial planning competition teams making the finals for the Financial Planning Challenge hosted each year by the Financial Planning Association. K-State has now made the finals in 19 of the 20 years the competition has been held, placing in the top-three 13 times.
This year’s team is comprised of seniors Garrett Jackson, Cedar Point; Delaney Johnson, Lindsborg and Claire Herrmann, Olathe.
“We are so proud of Claire, Delaney, and Garret. We look forward to them representing K-State’s long history of excellence on the national stage, ”said department head Martin Seay.
The team will compete in the final competition during the Financial Planning Association’s annual conference, scheduled for the end of September. As finalists, the team will receive roundtrip transportation, lodging, a $75 gift card, complimentary conference registration, a 1-year membership to the Financial Planning Association, and professional hours towards the experience requirement leading to certification. Should the team place in the top-three of the final competition, they can win up to $10,000 scholarship for the personal financial planning department.
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.
The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) is the premier professional organization for Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services providers and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession.