Dave Ramsey Launches Financial Literacy Challenge and Scholarship Contest
April is National Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey is inviting high school students across the country to test their personal finance knowledge by taking The Financial Literacy Challenge.
The contest, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, runs from April 10 to 24 and will be hosted on http://www.53schools.com/. Students who score 90 percent or above on the online test are eligible to win prizes, including three $5,000 scholarships for high school seniors and three Google Chromebook laptops for underclassmen.
"It is so important for young people to learn the importance of how money works at an early age," said Mike Schafer, vice president of Marketing for Fifth Third Bank. "Working with Dave Ramsey's team, we feel like we are really making a difference in these teens' lives."
Teachers can also register throughout the month of April at 53schools.com to win an all-inclusive vacation for two, $500 gift cards for their classroom and Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.
Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance is offered in high schools all over the country to teach students about how to manage their finances and have a solid financial future. To find out more information about Foundations in Personal Finance, go to http://www.daveramsey.com/school.
About Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey is America's trusted voice on money and business. He's authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.