Truman Students Earn Top Honors in the Gould Scholastic Award Competition

Truman students won the top two spots in the annual Gould Scholastic Award Competition and earned a combined total of $17,500.

For more than 20 years, DST has administered the annual Gould Scholastic Award in honor of Robert Gould. This award recognizes outstanding university students who compose exceptional academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends. The award represents Gould’s legacy of effective utilization of operations management and information technology to advance the financial services industry. Student winners are awarded grants in the amounts of $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 for first, second and third place, respectively, and are celebrated at a special ceremony in Kansas City.
On April 27, DST officials presented the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Awards to three papers. Truman students took home the top two awards.  
Juniors Shane Legatzke and David Newell earned the first place award for their paper, “Disruption: Trends to Redefine Finance in 2027.” The duo will share a $10,000 cash prize.

Seniors Donald Ewart and Bradford Peace earned the second place award for their paper, “A Prediction of the 2027 Financial Environment.” They will share a $7,500 cash prize.
A student team from Rockhurst University received the third place award of $5,000.

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