The purpose of the Montana Financial Education Coalition (MFEC) teacher scholarship program is to support MFEC’s mission: to promote the development of personal financial skills of Montana residents of all ages. Teacher scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the MFEC Board of Directors and are subject to the availability of funds in the MFEC’s annual operating budget.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jump$tart) National Educator Conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative workshops under two different strands—curriculum/content and personal growth; to meet with leaders from finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country.
Deadline: The annual deadline for the submission of MFEC teacher scholarship application is June 30. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The MFEC Mini-Grant application form is contained in Appendix A and is available on the MFEC website at http://www.mtmfec.org/programs-and-initiatives/scholarships/.
Selection Process: Jump$tart provides MFEC with two annual scholarships to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Additional Jump$tart scholarships may be available to Montana teachers through sponsorships provided by Jump$tart or MFEC partners. These Jump $tart scholarships include the cost of registration, hotel, and meals.
MFEC supplements the Jump$tart scholarship program with its own scholarships for the purpose of assisting select teachers with the cost of transportation (airfare and/or ground transportation to and from the airport and conference hotel). The value of the MFEC scholarships is set by and reviewed annually by the Board of Directors.
MFEC Executive Leadership shall approve the scholarship recipients after receiving recommendations from the Board of Directors chosen to evaluate the scholarship applications. The scholarship application is contained within Appendix D. The evaluation of applications is based on the review criteria set forth in Appendix E.
The MFEC Board of Directors will notify the teachers chosen for the scholarships and provide the names of the scholarship recipients to Jump$tart. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded a MFEC scholarship.