The prize was established at the UMKC School of Law with contributions from the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City, Inc., the Federal (now the Kansas City) Estate Planning Symposium and from the trust departments of the following banks:
Commerce Bank, Mercantile Bank, Midwest Trust, Bank of America and UMB Bank.
The prize is intended to encourage student participation and excellence in the study of estate planning at the UMKC School of Law.
The prize’s name was changed in 2003 from The Estate Planning Society of Kansas City Prize to The Federal Estate Planning Symposium Prize and since 2006 is now the Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium Prize.
First Place Award “The Myron E. Sildon Excellence in Estate Planning”: $1,500
Second Place Award: $1,000
Third Place Award: $500
*A student who places in the Top 3 will receive an additional$1,000 by also submitting a written paper
UMKC students pursuing either a Juris Doctor or Master of Law may apply by:
This award is based on merit with the following criteria:
Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 3, 2017 with the following accompanying information:
Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. The competition will include both written materials and oral presentations to the selection committee by all applicants.
Award recipients will be asked to make a brief presentation to the Kansas City Estate Planning Society at a luncheon in their honor to be held on April 20, 2017.
All prize applicants will be special guests at the 2017 Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, April 27-28 at the Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas.