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Two More Days to Apply for 3rd Annual QKA Scholarships

There are two more days to apply for the third annual QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program, PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust®) and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) remind.

The PenChecks Trust ASPPA QKA Scholarship will be awarded to four individuals who have successfully completed the application process and demonstrated how the QKA designation will enhance their career in the retirement plan industry. The scholarship will cover the expenses associated with course registration and all course materials necessary to receive the QKA credential.

Upon successful completion of all exams and upon earning the credential, PenChecks Trust also will sponsor the recipient’s first year of ASPPA membership. The value of each scholarship, including membership, is $2,500. This year’s recipients will be announced at the 2016 ASPPA Annual Conference, Oct. 23-26 in National Harbor, Md.

“In a complex and constantly changing retirement plan environment, it is critically important that industry professionals maintain a high level of proficiency,” said Brian Graff, Executive Director of ASPPA. “The QKA credential was designed with that need in mind, and we appreciate PenChecks’ support of this scholarship program."

“PenChecks is proud to partner with and support ASPPA’s educational programs because we believe that highly motivated and well trained professionals are essential to sustaining excellence across all spectrums of the retirement industry,” said Peter Preovolos, CEO of PenChecks Trust. “If we are to continue driving and promoting the very best of America’s retirement savings efforts, developing qualified industry ambassadors, continued innovation and thought leadership all are critical initiatives that PenChecks believes deeply in.”

Applications for this year’s scholarship are due Sept. 23. Additional information about the PenChecks ASPPA QKA Scholarship, including how to apply, is here.