Student Scholarship | Educator | School | School District

The MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards are presented by the Office of the Colorado Attorney General in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education. The awards will recognize distinguished school districts, schools and individuals who prioritized personal finance education throughout their school and community. In addition to statewide recognition for the awards, honorees will be awarded funds to continue elevating personal finance education in Colorado and their communities. The MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards will designate honorees in four categories: Student Scholarship, Educator, School and School District.

• Student Scholarship $1,500– Any student applying for the MoneyWi$er student scholarship must be eligible and meet applicant requirements. All Student Scholarship Honorees selected will be awarded $1,500.

• Educator Honoree $3,500 – Educators who prioritize personal finance education in their classroom and school and demonstrate an exceptional impact on their community and school by teaching personal finance will be selected as honorees. Those selected as honorees will be awarded $3,500. Educators who are not selected as honorees, but show exemplary effort in personal finance education will be awarded a Financial Innovation Award.

• School Honoree $10,000 – Applicant schools who prioritize personal finance education, exemplify best practices in personal finance education, and provide an innovate proposal that continues to elevate personal finance education will be honored with a $10,000 award.

• School District Honoree $15,000 - Applicant school district who prioritize personal finance education, exemplify best practices in personal finance education, and provide an innovate proposal that continues to elevate personal finance education throughout their district will be honored with a $10,000 award.

Applicants may apply in one or more categories. For example, an educator could also apply on behalf of their school and their school district. The student scholarship category application will be separate from the educator, school, and school district categories. See links below for further detail.

Application instructions, scoring, rubric and proposal template can be downloaded at: https://goo.gl/avEaZC 

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* 1. Applicant First Name

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* 2. Applicant Last Name

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* 3. School or District Name

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* 4. Position or Title

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* 5. Phone Number

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* 6. Email Address

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* 7. Has your school been updated on checkyourschool.org? This site reports personal finance education statistics/data, and documents what every school in the United States is doing to support personal financial literacy education.  

If you update your school's profile on checkyourschool.org you will receive 2 bonus points on your application score.

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