Join Us for Financial Planning Academy
Spend a fun-filled week virtually participating in events designed to help high school students deepen their understanding of personal finance and the profession of financial planning. Interact with financial experts from across the country in our virtual format and further develop skills in leadership, communication, team-building, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more! Apply now.
What is Financial Planning Academy?
Financial Planning Academy, developed by Texas Tech University and funded by Charles Schwab Foundation, is a summer program that offers rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors education, and training in the core areas of personal financial management. The week will include working in small teams on a financial planning case study, developing a financial plan, and participating in other competitions for scholarships and prizes. In addition to promoting financial literacy among America's youth, the camp will provide insight into the Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) industry and show students the value of financial planning as a profession.
This multi-university virtual program is hosted by Texas Tech, University of Missouri, Utah Valley University, University of Georgia, and William Paterson University. The combination of these five institutions provides remarkable opportunities to connect with college students, faculty, and career professionals.
Become a Student Advisor
Student advisors will serve in facilitating Financial Planning Academy alongside program faculty and staff. Your role will be to ensure active participation and a positive experience for participants.
Become a Professional Advisor
As a Professional Advisor, you will serve as a mentor to high school students participating in Financial Planning Academy. This role is designed to engage, educate, and empower the students to successfully participate in the virtual activities.