Every year, the MFEC offers scholarships for Montana Teachers (PreK-12) to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference. MFEC teacher scholarships applications may be submitted online. The deadline for the submission of scholarship applications was June 30, 2019. The MFEC is currently reviewing applications. Click here to read the MFEC’s teacher scholarship policy. Jump$tart also offers their own scholarship.
The next National Educator Conference is Nov. 1-3, 2019 in Washington, DC. 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. As a coalition of more than 100 diverse national partner organizations, Jump$tart brings together the resources, support, and expertise needed to engage, inspire, and appreciate classroom educators from across the country, who attend the conference on fully funded scholarships. This conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try financial education resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans, to meet with leaders from finance and education, and to network with colleagues from across the country.
One of the 2018 MFEC and Jump$tart scholarships recipients was Beth Schule, an FCS Teacher at Kalispell Middle School. Click here to read about her experience at the Jump$tart conference!