Truman Student Wins First Place at National Essay Contest


Trenton Kiesling, a senior business administration major, earned first place in the national portion of the Gould Scholastic Award competition for his paper, “Solving Global Barriers in Financial Literacy, Participation in Financial Markets, and Wealth Accumulation.”

For more than 20 years, DST has administered the Gould Scholastic Award in honor of Robert Gould. The award recognizes outstanding students who produce academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends. The concept for papers this year was related to wealth disparity and economic inequality. Students were expected to research the areas of financial literacy, access to/participation in financial markets and expanding wealth accumulation.

Kiesling will receive $10,000 for his first place finish. Truman will also receive $2,000 for participating.
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