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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. Twenty-two schools and one non-profit organization received a total of almost $125,000.00 for the 2017-2018 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 28, 2018. Grant awards will be issued by November 15, 2018. Projects must be completed by March 29, 2019.
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 here.

Deadlines:

  • Fall 2018: Sept. 3, 2018
  • Spring 2019: Jan. 18, 2019
  • Year-long 2018-19: Sept. 3, 2018

Donors Choose

Want FREE Teams for the fall, spring, or yearlong sessions of the Stock Market Game?

DonorsChoose.org, available for public school educators, can help. 

Here are three easy to-dos. 

  1. Determine how many teams you will need.
  2. Email Marsha at marsha@economicsarkansas.org with your information. She will send you a price quote and directions.
  3. Apply at www.donorschoose.org. If you don't have an account yet, it's easy to set up. 

The deadline to apply for the 2108-19 school year is expected to be in early September. Check back with us frequently for the exact date. 

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