Two business students earn Risk Management Association Scholarships

Jacob Nord and Ken Kilpatrick received the RMA Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 for their academic achievements and commitment to the financial services industry. Both served as interns and look forward to their contributions to the investment industry upon graduation.

Jacob Nord, left, and Ken Kilpatrick.

Kenneth Kilpatrick and Jacob Nord, students in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, have been awarded Risk Management Association Scholarships in recognition of their academic achievement and commitment to the financial services industry.

The scholarships are awarded to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The scholarships can be renewed up to two additional years.

Jacob Nord of Poland is a senior majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics. He received a $3,000 scholarship. Nord is currently working as a financial analyst intern at First National Bank in Hermitage, Pa. He was previously employed as an intern at both the FDIC in Seven Fields, Pa., and the Cafaro Co. He is also a member of the Student Investment Fund and Business Leaders Program in the Williamson College of Business Administration. He will graduate this May.

Ken Kilpatrick of Austintown, a senior majoring in Finance with a minor in Business Economics, is pursuing a career with the investment industry, specifically banking. He received a $2,000 scholarship. His interests include analyzing a company’s financial position, public or private, and rating the company’s overall performance. Kilpatrick is studying to become a Chartered Financial Analyst with plans of testing in June 2016. He was employed as an intern with First National Bank in Fall 2015 and will return as an intern this summer. He plans to graduate in December 2016.