Students will learn about financial decision-making and compete for a scholarship
Submitted by Principal Financial Group, Inc.
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 10, 2023 /CSRwire/ – In observance of National Financial Literacy Month, Principal® Foundation invites 9th – 12th graders, within the U.S., to participate in the 2023 Financial Literacy Bee, powered by EVERFI. This scholarship contest provides students with an opportunity to explore financial decision-making topics and to compete for a scholarship.
The nationwide Financial Literacy Bee runs from April 7-21, 2023, and will guide students through modules covering savings, setting financial goals, budgeting, and investing in the future. After completing all modules, students can submit a short essay describing a personal financial goal and the steps they will take to achieve it. Essays must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on April 21 to be eligible to compete for the scholarship.
“The earlier we can expose individuals to financial education, the sooner they can effectively create short-term and long-term financial goals, which is at the core of the work we do at Principal Foundation,” said Jo Christine Miles, director of Principal Foundation and Principal community relations.
Since 2010, Principal Financial Group® and Principal Foundation have collaborated with EVERFI to empower over 46,000 students in grades K-12 through digital financial education. Last year, Principal Foundation and EVERFI introduced DataSetGo, a first-of-its-kind digital data science and financial education curriculum, introducing high school students to fundamental data science concepts and how they can be applied to making personal financial decisions. The program is free for schools in 11 U.S. cities and for youth-serving community-based organizations anywhere across the nation. To date, over 12,000 students have participated in this program.
Click here to enter the 2023 Financial Literacy Bee scholarship challenge.
Click here to learn more about DataSetGo.
Click here to visit the Financial Education Center, a rotating playlist of financial topics for learners of all ages offered by Principal Foundation and EVERFI.
About Principal® Foundation
Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. (“Principal Foundation”) is a duly recognized 501(c)(3) entity focused on providing philanthropic support to programs that build financial security in the communities where Principal Financial Group, Inc. (“Principal”) operates. While Principal Foundation receives funding from Principal, Principal Foundation is a distinct, independent, charitable entity. Principal Foundation does not practice any form of investment advisory services and is not authorized to do so.
About Principal community relations
Principal community relations supports the communities where affiliates of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392 operates. Insurance products and plan administrative services provided through Principal Life Insurance Company®, a member of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392.
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Principal Financial Group® (Nasdaq: PFG) is a global financial company with 18,500 employees1 passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for more than 140 years, we’re helping more than 51 million customers1 plan, protect, invest, and retire, while working to support the communities where we do business, and build a diverse, inclusive workforce. Principal® is proud to be recognized as one of America’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies2, a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and a Top 10 “Best Places to Work in Money Management3.” Learn more about Principal and our commitment to building a better future at principal.com.
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