The Financial Planning Association announced on Wednesday that Alvin Carlos, co-founder and CEO of District Capital Management in Washington, D.C., has been awarded the FPA Retreat 2018 Diversity Scholarship, which looks to highlight professionals promoting diversity in the financial planning field.

Carlos is a member of the FPA if the National Capital Area and volunteers with pro bono financial planning activities, including Baltimore’s Money Power Day, and other events providing education to underprivileged youth.

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“Many of us come from different backgrounds and bring unique perspectives to the goals we are trying to achieve. FPA is proud to build diversity among our members so all can benefit from the power of financial planning,” stated 2018 FPA president Frank Paré. “Carlos has made extraordinary contributions to support diverse communities and advance the association’s efforts to bring financial planning to all families and individuals who might benefit from financial planning irrespective of their financial net worth. We look forward to recognizing him and his accomplishments at FPA Retreat this month.”

The diversity scholarship includes a one-year FPA membership and a fully paid trip to the 2018 FPA Retreat, held April 23-26 outside of Phoenix.

The scholarship is annually awarded to students and professionals who have actively promoted diversity in the financial planning profession. Criteria for applicants include promoting the profession in diverse communities; serving said communities with financial planning efforts; and creating more opportunities for diverse candidates to advance within the profession.

For more on the award, head to the FPA's site here.

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