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:
Bank of America, Commerce Bank, US Bank, Midwest Trust Company 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, March 30, 2020 with the following accompanying information:
Candidates will be asked to interview with the Selection Committee in April 2020. The competition will include both written materials and oral presentations to the selection committee by all applicants.
All candidates are invited to attend a luncheon in their honor hosted by the Kansas City Estate Planning Society on April 16, 2020 at the Kansas City Country Club. During the luncheon, the three award recipients will be asked to participate in a brief interview conducted by Mr. Joe Price.
All prize applicants are welcome to attend the 2020 Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, as special guests which will be held on April 23 & 24, 2020 at the Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas.