Financial Literacy Challenge Includes Scholarship Offer

Earlier this year we told our members about the U.S. Treasury Department’s new initiative, the National Financial Literacy Challenge. This recognition program uses a voluntary, online test to determine and recognize high levels of financial literacy among America’s high school students in public, private, and homeschool programs.

The U.S. Treasury Department has again announced this initiative, and has again asked for HSLDA’s help in getting this test into the hands of homeschoolers. Students scoring in the top 25th percentile of the nation’s scores will be recognized by the U.S. Treasury Department. This recognition is competitive, and will look very good on a job resume or high school transcript. The nation’s top-scoring students may be eligible for additional recognition, including the possibility of college scholarship funds from one of the nation's leading corporate foundations.

Please go to http://flc.treas.gov/teacher.aspx. You can register for the test at this page. You can put in the name of your homeschool, or just your family name (i.e., “Smith Family Homeschool”) and then click the box that indicates that you are a homeschooler.

Students must be at least 13 years old to participate, and the test must be taken before December 12, 2008. There are no prerequisites for student participation, and there is no charge to participate.

We hope that your homeschool program can benefit from this unique opportunity.