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FPA to recognise academic achievement

Submissions for the 2015 FPA Awards are now open, and will have a new category to recognise Australia's top finance student.

The FPA University Student of the Year Award will recognise students who are achieving excellence in their studies and demonstrating strong potential in accounting, banking and finance.

Commenting on the new category, FPA chief executive Mark Rantall said the award builds on the work the association does with universities through the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC).

"Education is key to ensuring a strong future for financial planning. The FPA 'University Student of the Year Award' celebrates the hard work and achievements of students and also acknowledges the technical expertise and commitment integral to our profession," he said.

"Students who have demonstrated such achievement will be put forward by their accredited educational institution, and the FPA will personally invite these candidates to apply for the new award.

"By creating appropriate recognition for outstanding academic achievement, we are supporting burgeoning professionals who may end up with careers in financial planning," Mr Rantall said.

The winner of the University Student of the Year Award will receive free entry into the CFP certification program.


Deadline for submissions for the awards is Friday 11 September and winners will be announced during the 2015 FPA Professional Congress in Brisbane on 18-20 November.