William Paterson University is One of Six Schools Chosen Nationwide for TD Ameritrade Institutional Grant Program to Increase Diversity Among Future Financial Planners

William Paterson University is among six schools chosen nationwide by TD Ameritrade Institutional for a $15,000 grant that will help to enhance the diversity of future financial planning professionals.

William Paterson, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, is cited for its “demonstrated commitment to educate and train future financial planners” and for its support in bringing awareness to minority communities about careers in financial planning. The grant will support increased outreach to local high schools and community colleges, to educate students about financial planning, and encourage more interest in careers in financial planning.

“We’re thrilled to be selected for this grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional and proud to be among the institutions that will help to enhance diversity and increase enrollment of minority students in our financial planning program,” says Tao Guo, an assistant professor in the Cotsakos College of Business.

Known for having one of the top programs in the nation for financial planners, William Paterson University has been generating buzz in the industry with students attending conferences and garnering top awards in national competitions. The University has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top schools for future financial planners by Financial Planning Magazine.

TD Ameritrade Institutional is a leading custodian for independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), and is committed to raising awareness among college students about financial planning career opportunities.