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PenChecks NIPA Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) Designation Scholarship

Receive $1,000 Towards Your APA Designation

As part of an ongoing effort to enhance the education of pension administrators, NIPA and PenChecks are pleased to offer an annual scholarship program for NIPA’s Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) designation program. 

“Not only is the PenChecks NIPA Accredited Pension Administrator Designation Scholarship a great way to support and continue to grow pension professionals, it is a terrific way to motivate, recognize and reward applicants who are committed to growing and improving our industry.” - Jordan Cross, Vice President and Principal, CrossPlans


"We are so thrilled for Iwona Wilt that she has been awarded the PenChecks NIPA APA Designation Scholarship! This is such a worthwhile investment in her future and most appreciated! Having enjoyed working as a TPA for more than four decades, I speak from experience that it is a fulfilling and rewarding career and I believe that Iwona will be as successful in her endeavors. Thank you for giving her this opportunity to further her education." 
- Elizabeth Schimoler, APA, ERPA, President of Retirement Plan Resources, Inc.  



PenChecks NIPA APA Designation Scholarship Dates


May/June 2019 Testing Window

  • March 1, 2019 - Deadline for scholarship applications to be submitted to NIPA.
  • March 2019 - Scholarship recipients will be selected and all applicants will be notified of results.
  • April 30, 2019 - Deadline for recipients to enroll in their first APA exam.

Scholarship Requirements


What the Scholarship Provides


Selection Committee

In order for your application to be submitted and consider, you must agree to the below terms of agreement.

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