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Dave Ramsey Starts Financial Literacy Challenge for High Schools

Dave Ramsey Starts Financial Literacy Challenge for High Schools

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and New York Times best-selling author and radio talk show host Dave Ramsey is inviting high school students to test their knowledge.

High school students across the country can take The Financial Literacy Challenge, and “students who score 100 percent on the online quiz are eligible to win prizes, including one $36,000 college scholarship for a high school senior,” according to a press release. “The scholarship is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, a leader in financial empowerment.”

“Fifth Third has sponsored Dave Ramsey’s curriculum in high schools for more than five years because we know how vital it is for teens to learn personal finance before they graduate to college and careers,” said Maria Veltre, senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer, in the release. “The Financial Literacy Challenge gives us an opportunity to fund a full-ride scholarship to college for a deserving student—a significant assist to a young person embarking on their adult life.”

According to the article, “the contest runs from April 7 to 24 and will be hosted on 53schools.com.”

"Second and third prize scholarships of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, will also be awarded to two high school seniors, along with three Windows tablets for underclassmen,” the release said. “Each of the prize winners’ schools will receive a set of Foundations in Personal Finance High School Edition curriculum for their classrooms. See official rules for details.”

Teachers, the release said, “can also register throughout the month of April at daveramsey.com/teacher to win an all-inclusive vacation for two, $500 gift cards for their classroom and Foundations in Personal Finance High School Edition curriculum.”

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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