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2017-18 Dollars & Sense Financial Literacy Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2017-18 Dollars & $ense Financial Literacy Program are now available online.

The objective of the Dollars & $ense Financial Literacy Program is to engage central Indiana high school students in the field of finance through a weekend financial literacy education program and to encourage the students to pursue education at a college or university. Through a combination of education and financial incentives, the students will learn personal finance and investment basics via intensive weekend seminar series from October to March. Although not required, parents are encouraged to attend these sessions with their student.

Students participate in 18 weeks of coursework covering various topics of financial literacy. The content is derived from three sources: FEFE (Family Economics and Financial Education) teaching modules, which were designed in conjunction with The University of Arizona; Better Investment, Inc. and original content developed by Dr. Matthew Will of the University of Indianapolis. The material is designed to introduce students to topics that are challenging, yet reachable. Committed students will be rewarded for their effort, become knowledgeable in personal finance and investments and develop a desire to pursue these topics in a higher educational environment.

Students receive scholarship award amounts based on their final competition scores, quiz scores, the level of classroom participation, student attendance, available funds and the number of participating students. In past years students have received from $250 to $3,000 payable to any accredited higher education institution upon proof of enrollment. The top students will have an opportunity to represent Indianapolis in the 100 Black Men of America’s National Financial Literacy Competition.


To apply, click on the Apply Now button below to begin the online application form. Please allow yourself ample time to fully complete the application. Once you start the application, it cannot be saved. Only COMPLETE applications can be submitted. All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No Exceptions!