Thursday December 13, 2012

Where the Money Is

Want a head start on a finance career? The RISE 13 investment forum will award scholarships to a few lucky high school students.

For the first time, high school students interested in business and finance careers have an opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend the University of Dayton's RISE 13, the largest and longest-running student investment forum in the world. 

Although the event is geared to university students and professionals, RISE will award a limited number of scholarships to junior and senior high school students to attend the first day of the April 4-6 event. 

"It's a rare opportunity for high school students who are thinking about a career in the finance industry to experience first-hand the high energy of a prestigious gathering of financial leaders and, at the same time, meet and network with faculty and students from universities around the world," said David Kudla, CEO and chief investment strategist of Mainstay Capital Management LLC and executive director of RISE 13. 

This year's lineup of speakers includes two Federal Reserve Bank presidents and CEOs, CIOs and chief economists of some of the largest and most successful investment firms in the world. See a list of confirmed speakers here.

Kudla said a high school student in Houston, Texas, who has participated in a local investment club for two years, has already been awarded a RISE scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at $500, includes registration for the student and a parent or guardian to attend the first day of RISE. Travel and lodging expenses are not included. For more information on high school scholarships, contact Rob Durkle at or 937-229-2007

The University will also be promoting the scholarships through high school counselors and to students who have applied for admission to the University. 

RISE will continue to offer a limited number of scholarships to university students. For more information on university scholarships, contact RISE at 937-229-4761 or

Visit RISE 13 for more information. 

For more information, contact Cilla Shindell, executive director of news and communications, at 937-229-3257 or

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