JPH Advisory Group FuturePlanner Scholarship

College Graduates

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Congratulations to the 2017-18 winner, Tyler Floyd of Texas Tech University! While the deadline for the 2017-18 school year’s award has now passed, applications for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted up until July 1st, 2018.


At JPH Advisory Group, we believe that professional financial planning, when done right, is a force for good in the world. By promoting wise money habits and prudent investment management, the financial planning profession is helping to improve the financial futures of millions of Americans. Therefore, to promote the growth of the financial planning profession and to encourage the development of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners, we have created the JPH FuturePlanner Scholarship program — a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a dedicated, enthusiastic, and deserving student studying in an financial planning-related program nationwide. The student must be currently enrolled in an certificate, undergraduate or graduate degree program with a specialization in financial planning (eligible school programs are listed on the CFP Board’s website).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited program with a specialization in financial planning (a program which includes the CFP Board’s curriculum)
  • A passion for financial planning and helping others successfully manage their money
  • An short article on one of the two topics below

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a 500-2000 word article answering one of the two following topics:

  • Perspectives on money often start at home. Tell us what your parents (or another close family member) taught you about money. Topics can include budgeting, investing, saving money, paying bills, making money or anything your parents taught you about money.
  • What inspired you to become a financial planner? Was there a specific moment when you decided to get your “financial ducks-in-row?” Tell us your “origin story” in the financial services business.

Other Important Details

  • Articles must be your own work and not submitted to any other website.
  • Articles must be received no later than July 1st
  • Applications should be emailed to [email protected] and include name, phone, and email. Please include “scholarship” in the email subject line.
  • Applications must also state the school the student is attending (or planning to attend), program, name of university department head, and major/minor (or name of certificate program)

As part of the selection process, student articles will be posted on the JPH blog. A key factor in selecting the scholarship winner may be based on which article receives the most social media “buzz,” as determined by social shares via Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Therefore, articles with inspirational stories that generate an emotional response from the reader, are most likely to succeed.


Note: By participating in this scholarship contest, students consent to allow JPH to publish their work on the website and elsewhere, and forfeit any copyright claims for said work.