Paul S. Mills Scholarships
The Paul Mills Scholarship program dates back to 1984 and was named in honor of the gentleman who served as the Society of FSP’s second executive vice president. From 1984 through 2012, Paul Mills Scholarships were awarded to FSP members in recognition of their service and to encourage the pursuit of lifelong professional education.
In 2013, the board of trustees began exploring options for making the Paul Mills program more impactful and voted to change the scholarship criteria to benefit students pursuing a degree in a financial services field. The revised requirements are designed to create educational opportunities for the next generation of financial service professionals, specifically for those students with financial need who might not otherwise have the ability to complete their education. The revised Paul Mills scholarship program has grown steadily in applications and visibility since its inception. It routinely receives 150 or more applications per year from students attending colleges and universities across the United States and representing a wide spectrum of educational organizations, including large public universities, Ivy League schools, and small community colleges. The total amount of scholarships awarded exceeds $350,000.