DST Announces Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award Winners For 2012/2013

May 02, 2013, 10:57 ET from DST Systems, Inc.


KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Systems, Inc., a global provider of solutions that process, and communicate the high-value information needed to manage life's most important business, today announced the winners of the 2012/2013 Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award.                                                                                                                         

The annual Gould Scholastic Award recognizes outstanding university students who produce papers on designated topics related to the financial services industry. Students from Avila University, University of Kansas, Park University, Rockhurst University, St. Louis University, Truman State University, University of Missouri KC, and the University of Denver are eligible to compete.

The 2012/2013 topic of interest focused on Generation Y those born between 1977 and 1995 and its representation as the next generation of potential investors for financial services firms. The student papers examined what strategies, technologies, or influences would be likely to move Gen Y from consumer to investor.

2012/2013 winners, chosen by representatives of DST and Price Waterhouse Coopers, are:

  • 1st Place -- Christina Troupe from Rockhurst University, for her paper titled "Generation Y Behind the Screens: Driving Adoption of Investing Behaviors by Today's Digital Natives"        
  • 2nd Place -- Benjamin Hebbert from Rockhurst University, for his paper "Can Generation Y be Converted from Consumers to Investors"     
  • 3rd Place -- Daniel Sen from St. Louis University, for his paper "Shifting Generation Y from Consumers to Investors" 

Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 for first, second, and third place respectively.

"We've been administering the Gould Scholastic Award for more than 20 years," said Bob Tritt, DST group vice president, "and the caliber of students submitting papers has never been higher. I would hope to see many of them again as members of the industry, better yet as associates of my company."

The award was named for Robert L. Gould, who served as DST's president from 1984 until his death in 1987. DST recently revised the cash award to better reflect his legacy of effective utilization of operations management and information technology to advance the financial services industry.

Mr. Tritt presented the awards to the 2012/2013 Gould Scholastic Award winners at a special ceremony in Kansas City.

About DST Systems
DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST) is a leading provider of information processing and software services and products to companies around the world. The largest provider of third-party shareholder recordkeeping services to the mutual fund industry, Kansas City-based DST also delivers strategically unified enterprise solutions to the asset management, brokerage, retirement, insurance, and healthcare markets. In addition, the company's Customer Communication Division – DST Output – provides cross-media customer communications that address a broad spectrum of consumer preferences, while its proprietary business process management solution – AWD – is vital to the operations of hundreds of organizations worldwide. For more information on the DST enterprise, visit www.dstsystems.com.

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