The Arthur N. Caple Foundation to Further Public Sector Retirement Education and Research
8 January 2018

2018 ANC Scholarship Application Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Arthur N. Caple Scholarship Awards program. This program is offered through the Arthur N. Caple Foundation.

What is the ANC Foundation?
The Arthur N. Caple Foundation was formed to advance knowledge in the field of public sector retirement security. The Foundation, established in 2006 in connection with the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA), supports both individual educational opportunities and research to expand knowledge related to the importance of retirement readiness.

There are two key components to the Foundation’s mission:

  1. Retirement Education - The Foundation provides higher education students with funding to study financial or retirement planning and creates opportunities for students to participate in related learning opportunities.
  2. Research and Information Exchange - The Foundation supports research, information sharing and collaborative endeavors that further retirement readiness and expand knowledge of retirement issues and solutions.

How does the Scholarship Award Program Work?
Awards – Awards are given annually to students in the retirement/financial planning fields who best demonstrate knowledge of financial and retirement planning concepts and dedication to creating careers in these fields. This year, approximately seven will be awarded to students. Students who have received an award in the past are not eligible to apply. Awards include the following:

  1. Art Caple Scholar - One recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for educational expenses; complimentary registration, travel, and hotel accommodations (approximately $1,800) for the NAGDCA Annual Conference, Sept. 23-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA; and approximately $900 for expenses covering the InFRE® Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification materials and exam.
  2. 2018 Conference Attendance Awards – Six students will be awarded complimentary registration, travel, and hotel accommodations (approximately $1,800) for the NAGDCA Annual Conference, Sept. 23-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

To qualify for consideration, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a junior, senior, or graduate student with a focus on retirement/financial planning;
  • Enrolled to continue university studies in the fall term of 2018;
  • Currently reside in one of the 50 American States;
  • Have completed and submitted the online scholarship application and an official university/college transcript by April 23, 2018.

Transcripts should be emailed to Carly Miller, NAGDCA Project Coordinator, at

Where Can I Learn More?
For more information on the NAGDCA’s Student Program, please visit

To review the application before completing, click here. 
To complete the online application, click here

Scholarship Program

The Arthur N. Caple Foundation was created by NAGDCA in memory of one of its most outstanding members to help promising financial planning students become aware of the career opportunities with public sector retirement plans.  

To review the application before completing, click here.

To apply for the 2018 ANC Scholarship, click here.

The ANC Foundation offers scholarship awards to junior, senior or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and an understanding of the issues facing public sector retirement plans. Working with the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE), a 501(c)(3) retirement certification organization that Art Caple helped found, the ANC Foundation will evaluate scholarship applications from participating universities, and acknowledge scholarship winners and the universities they represent during a conference general session. 

Scholarship opportunities include: 

The highest award to a single student:

  • $5,000 to be used toward educational expenses. 
  • Complimentary registration, travel and hotel accommodations for the 2018 NAGDCA Annual Conference (valued at $1,800). 
  • Enrollment in the Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification program, materials and exams (valued at $900). 

Additional ANC Foundation Scholarship Awards:

  • Six students will receive complimentary registration, travel, and hotel accomedatons (valued at $1,800) for the 2018 NAGDCA Annual Conference. 

To learn more about NAGDCA, please visit

Students Attend NAGDCA Annual Conference

Thank you to our donors!