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Arkansas Securities Department Investor Education Grant Program

Teachers - Procedure for Grant Application

Investor Education Grant Program

Eligible applicants are public schools and non-profit groups (IRC § 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations) that provide investment education to students in grades 5 through 12. Eighteen schools and one non-profit organization received a total of $70,000.00 for the 2016-2017 school year. The suggested grant request range is between $2500 and $5000 although grant proposals for more or less than the suggested range will be considered. The Commissioner will determine the grant award based upon the merit of the program, other school resources and the number of students educated. The proposal due date is September 29, 2017. Grant awards will be issued by November 15, 2017. Projects must be completed by March 30, 2018.
Link: http://www.securities.arkansas.gov/page/371/teachers

Donna K. Wright Stock Market Game Scholarship

Teachers participating in the Stock Market Game may submit team fee requests for each semester of the student competition. Teachers receiving the scholarship agree to pre and post test students via an online testing portal and complete a teacher survey. The application is available online.
Link: DKW Scholarship Application

Donors Choose

Thanks to support from Economics Arkansas, DonorsChoose.org has a great opportunity to fund the cost for Stock Market Game team fees for public school teachers in Arkansas. Any public school teacher or front-line student employee such as librarians or counselors employed by a public school may submit a project. The deadline to submit a project for the 2017-2018 school year is . CONTACT MARSHA FOR MORE DETAILS, AS SHE HAS SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS! (marsha@economicsarkansas.org)
Link: www.donorschoose.org to set up a free account.

The ASTATE Center for Economic Education Stock Market Game Grant

The ASTATE Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy is pleased to announce that the center will pay for the entry fee for up to 220 teams to compete in the Stock Market Game through Economics Arkansas.
The only requirements:
1. Administer a pre-competition survey to the students, and return the survey to Dr. Philip Tew.
2. Get the participants’ parents or legal guardians to complete a very brief survey and return to Dr. Philip Tew
3. Divide the teams up by gender, with only members of the same gender on a team (this is for a research project)
4. Administer a post-competition survey to the students and return it to Dr. Philip Tew.
That is it!!
In addition, if you would like, Dr. Tew will travel to your school to speak with the students about the stock market and investing.
The winning team of those competing in the Fall, 2017 Stock Market Game and participating in this study, will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon, and the teacher of the winning team will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon!
The slots will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis (and some have already been taken by teachers attending the Free Enterprise PD Workshop at AState in June!!)
If interested, please contact Dr. Philip Tew at ptew@astate.edu

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