Securities America Awards Scholarship
Maaske graduated from Dana College with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration. During his time at Dana, he made the dean's list, participated as a member of the Dana Diplomats and was a four-year Senior Business Club Representative, often attending Berkshire-Hathaway meetings. Maaske also played varsity basketball for Dana and received the senior award. Maaske said following a business education from the University of Nebraska Omaha, he plans to pursue law school and become an entrepreneur.
"I am honored to be the recipient of this year's Securities America scholarship," Maaske said. "I am the first in my family to enroll in graduate school, and without generous scholarship offers from patrons like Securities America, graduate school would be even more difficult."
The Securities America scholarship provides a $3,000 cash award and the opportunity to participate in an internship with the company. Selection is based on grade point average, with a 3.0 minimum, leadership skills, oral communication skills and accomplishments through undergraduate training and other experiences.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation's eighth largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2012, based on 2011 total revenue). For more than 25 years, Securities America's mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm's industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.