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2017 FPA NexGen Gathering: Actively Engage

Scholarship​ Instructions & Guidelines


Video courtesy of Bryan Hasling​, 2015 FPA NexGen Scholarship Recipient

Win a scholarship to the FPA NexGen Gathering! FPA NexGen encourages you to submit an application to attend this event on us. The conference scholarship will cover your registration  fee, onsite lodging, conference meals starting from dinner Friday night to breakfast Sunday morning (after hour drinks and/or food are not included), and reasonable travel expenses to and from​ the conference site.

FPA NexGen Scholarship Committee has developed the following guidelines in establishing its merit­-based scholarship program to award recipients to attend the FPA NexGen Ga​thering, June 23-25, 2017, at North Central College in Naperville, IL. 

Congratulations to the 2017 FPA NexGen Gathering Scholarship winners: Jesse Carrillo, Sabina Smailhodzic and Vincent Viveros!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be an FPA member who is 36 years of age ​or younger.
  • You must be a first-time attendee of the FPA NexGen Gathering.
  • You must demonstrate and have an intense desire to positively affect the future of the financial planning profession.

Scholarship Winner is Expected to:

  • Attend and participate in all FPA NexGen Gathering sessions.
  • Prepare a written and/or visual summary of your experience at FPA NexGen Gathering, which may be used in future FPA marketing promotions.

Additional Information:​

  • Decisions to award a scholarship shall be made at the full discretion of the FPA NexGen Scholarship Committee.
  • All applicants are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by all of the scholarship program guidelines.
  • Travel expense incurred up to the $500 cap (including airfare, rental car/shuttle service in Texas to the conference, and meals) will be reimbursed to the scholarship wi​nner within four (4) weeks of their written/visual conference summary submission. Expense receipts are required for reimbursement. Please note: If the scholarship recipient has already registered for the scholarship, he or she will be reimbursed for his/her registration fee
  • These are all merit-based scholarships. Financial need is not a consideration.​


Complete application packages must include the following:
  • NexGen Scholarship Application.​

  • At least one letter of recommendation from a financial services professional or professor on original letterhead or email format clearly listing author’s name, position, company and contact phone information (please scan these documents).

  • The scholarship application and reference(s) must be submitted via email, subject line: 2017 NexGen Gathering Scholarship Application, to DanaDeLance​ by 11:59 p.m. Central time, Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 

  • Applications and emails postmarked after the deadline date will not be considered and no extensions will be granted.

  • The FPA NexGen Scholarship Committee will not consider partially completed application packages.

  • Winner(s) will be announced no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


  • ​FPA NexGen Scholarship Committee​ welcomes contributions. Please complete the contribution form and submit to FPA.