The Florida Securities Dealers Association, Inc. (“FSDA”), the definitive voice of, and advocate for, Florida securities firms and investment advisors for more than 80 years, has named the recipients of the 2019-2020 O’Bannon M. Cook FSDA Investment in the Future Scholarship. One such recipient, Trevor Stanley, is a recent graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL whose father, Kenneth Michael Stanley, works for Raymond James Financial. Demonstrating a high level of academic achievement, exceptional leadership skills and a strong commitment to service, Stanley was chosen from applicants from across the state of Florida. He will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
“It is such a pleasure to see how Trevor has expressed an interest in pursuing a business career, and the FSDA is proud to be able to play a small roll in his academic success,” said Laura Hawley, FSDA Member and Chairperson of the FSDA Scholarship Committee.
While at Jesuit High School, Stanley was a member of the Key Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Jesuit Varsity Soccer team, and he also was involved in community service projects. Trevor was recognized by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association as an All State and Academic All State honor recipient. This fall, Stanley plans to attend the University of Tampa to study business. He will also represent UT athletically as a member of the soccer team.
About the O’Bannon M. Cook FSDA Investment in the Future Scholarship Program The O’Bannon M. Cook FSDA Investment in the Future Scholarship Program was established to recognize and assist employees and immediate family members of employees of FSDA members who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership skills and commitment to service, along with an interest in pursuing a career in the securities industry or business in general. Since the O’Bannon M. Cook FSDA Investment in the Future Scholarship Program’s inception, the FSDA has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to outstanding recipients. This year, the program awarded two scholarships. Finalists are selected based on their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record.
Since 1933, the FSDA’s mission is to advocate on behalf of the industry and provide education opportunities for its members and Florida's investing public.