The 14th annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference is scheduled for November 4-6, 2023 in Chandler, Arizona. This is the only national conference dedicated to personal finance education in the classroom and the professionals who teach it.  The conference is designed for K-12 classroom educators who teach personal finance or incorporate it into any other subject.

For teachers, the Jump$tart National Educator Conference remains an all-scholarship event.  This year, Jump$tart and its generous scholarship providers and donors are providing 375 classroom educators with scholarships covering full conference registration, two hotel nights, and six conference meals. All teachers who attend the conference are recipients of a scholarship from Jump$tart or one of their scholarship partners. The Scholarship application deadline for this year’s conference was August 18, 2023. For additional information, please review Jump$tart’s scholarship criteria.

All teachers must apply through Jump$tart’s national scholarship pool. The MFEC encourages all Montana PreK-12 classroom teachers to apply for a scholarship if you are interested in attending the Jump$tart National Educator Conference.

Please note that that the MFEC does not put forth its own scholarship application but does plan to provide supplemental travel scholarships to assist selected teachers with travel costs. The quantity and amount of these travel scholarships will be subject to approval by the MFEC Board of Directors.

As a coalition of more than 100 diverse national partner organizations, Jump$tart brings together the resources, support, and expertise needed to engage, inspire, and appreciate classroom educators from across the country, who attend the conference on fully funded scholarships.  This conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try financial education resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans, to meet with leaders from finance and education, and to network with colleagues from across the country.