Financial Literacy Scholarship
The Financial Services Roundtable Scholarship Foundation established a financial literacy college scholarship in 2011 to honor high school seniors who successfully completed a financial literacy course. This is a $5000 scholarship towards tuition during their first year at an accredited four-year college or university.
The Financial Services Roundtable Scholarship Foundation Review Committee will select high school students based on the qualifications and criteria for the scholarship listed below. The Review Committee includes representatives from the Foundation's non-profit partners.
Please note: the deadline for submitting the 2013 Roundtable Scholarship Foundation financial literacy scholarship application is now Thursday, February 28.
Applications are now closed, and recipients have been informed.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must
- Have completed a qualifying financial literacy course prior to applying and received verification of course completion;
- Be a graduating senior entering a four year college/university in Fall, 2013; and
- Exhibit academic success, respectable character, and financial need.
- Enrolled as a senior in high school for current academic year;
- Proof of financial education course;
- Minimum 3.0 GPA or its equivalent;
- Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university;
- One character reference;
- Personal statement of financial need (limit 250 words);
- Applicant essay on “Why Financial Literacy Is Important to Me” (limit 250 words).
Qualifying financial education courses
Financial literacy courses offered as part of a high school curriculum (and shown on a transcript), or courses offered by EverFi, Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement USA, National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), NeighborWorks America, Operation HOPE, Rebuilding Together, SER - Jobs for Progress, Inc., Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Women in Housing and Finance Foundation, Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), and Working in Support of Education (w!se).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the deadline for the applications?
- A: The applications should be postmarked by Feb 28, or faxed or emailed by 11:59 EST on February 28, 2013.
Q: I am currently enrolled in a financial literacy course. How would I provide proof for my applications?
- A: Applicants should provide a short letter with their application from their instructor verifying enrollment and good standing.
Q: I am a graduating senior but am not attending college in the Fall of 2013. Am I still eligible for the scholarship?
- A: No. The scholarship is only available towards the Fall 2013 semester. The scholarship cannot be carried over to a different semester.
Q: I am attending a post-secondary school in the Fall of 2013, but it is not a four-year college or university. Am I eligible for the scholarship?
- A: No. The scholarship is only available to students attending a four-year college or university.
For further information, please call our automated hotline at (202) 684-7105.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
- Haley Beall, Orange, TX
- Nicole Coble, Richmond, VA
- Leslie Diep, Las Vegas, NV
- Timothy Douhne, Chatsworth, GA
- David Dwight, Richmond, VA
- Victoria Hillesheim, Galloway, NJ
- Kacey Hogshooter, Highlandville, MO
- Kendale King, Cleveland, OH
- Elizabeth Lauer, Stephens City, VA
- Paloma Lule, Arvin, CA
- Kristina McGowen, Plano, TX
- Cecilia Mendoza, San Diego, CA
- Angelica Palmer, Latta, SC
- Diana Segura, Sparks, NV
- Taylor Steiger, Kimball, SD
- Siehera Thibodeau, Toronto, SD
- Alex Volkov, Rancho Cordova, CA
Established in February 2008, the Financial Services Roundtable Scholarship Foundation honors former chairmen of The Financial Services Roundtable through scholarships to college students who wish to pursue careers in the financial services industry, or graduating high-school seniors who have successfully completed a financial literacy course, among other requirements. Recipients are selected based on equal parts academic achievement, character, and financial need. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and is supplemented by annual voluntary contributions from Financial Services Roundtable member companies, executives, and other sources.