Arthur N. Caple Scholarship Program

Arthur N. Caple Scholarship applications now being accepted until April 30, 2015

To request application, see link below

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Arthur N. Caple Scholarship Awards program. This program is offered through the Arthur N. Caple Foundation.

What is the ANC Foundation?

The Arthur N. Caple Foundation was formed to advance knowledge in the field of public sector retirement security. The Foundation, established in 2006 in connection with the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA), supports both individual educational opportunities and research to expand knowledge related to the importance of retirement readiness. There are two key components to the Foundation’s mission:

  • Retirement Education – The Foundation provides higher education students with funding to study financial or retirement planning and creates opportunities for students to participate in related learning opportunities.
  • Research and Information Exchange – The Foundation supports research, information sharing and collaborative endeavors that further retirement readiness and expand knowledge of retirement issues and solutions.

How does the Scholarship Award Program Work?

Awards – Awards are given annually to students in the retirement/financial planning fields who best demonstrate knowledge of financial and retirement planning concepts and dedication to creating careers in these fields. This year, approximately seven will be awarded to students. Students who have received an award in the past are not eligible to apply. Awards include the following:

  1. Art Caple Scholar – One recipient will receive $5,000 for educational expenses; approximately $1,800 for expenses covering registration, travel and hotel accommodations for the NAGDCA Annual Conference (Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Indianapolis, IN); and approximately $900 for expenses covering the InFRE® Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC® ) certification materials and exam.
  2. 2015 Conference Attendance Awards – Six students will be awarded approximately $1,800 for expenses covering registration, travel and hotel accommodations for the NAGDCA Annual Conference (Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Indianapolis, IN).

Qualifications – To qualify for consideration, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student with a focus on retirement/financial planning
  • Enrolled to continue university studies in the Fall term of 2015
  • Have completed and submitted the online application and an official university/college transcript with a postmark date by May 7, 2015.

Online Application

To review the scholarship application questions prior to submitting online, please click here.

Important note: When accessing the application, please enter your full name and university/college and click enter.

For students that are ready to submit their application answers click here.

Where Can I Learn More?

For more information on the ANC Foundation, please visit

For more information on the NAGDCA Annual Conference, please visit

To view a video of a previous NAGDCA Annual Conference student introduction, which describes the types of careers students from financial planning programs can find in the state and local government arena, please go to

To hear from previous scholarship winners, go to