Scholarships are an excellent way to help reduce the costs of higher education. That’s why applications are invited for Money Matters National Education Day Scholarship which is sponsored by the American Payroll Association and Workday, Inc.
The National Education program promotes financial literacy by teaching paycheck basics to young adults. The scholarships may be used at any accredited university, college, community college, technical school, or vocational school in the United States.
Founded in 1996 by the American Payroll Association (APA), National Payroll Week (NPW) celebrates the partnership between America’s employees, the payroll professionals who pay them, and the critical government programs and agencies that our payroll system funds.
Who May Eligible
Applicants must be eligible to any high school junior or senior or individual pursuing continued education that shows an acceptable understanding of the Money Matters National Education Day curriculum.
How to Apply
To be considered for an online scholarship form, you must complete the following steps:
- Study the 2019 Money Matters National Education Day “Bring Home the Gold” student workbook to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the basics surrounding your first paycheck. If a volunteer teacher did not teach the lesson to you or your class, you can access the student workbook on your own online.
- Complete a five-question quiz based on material directly found in the “Bring Home The Gold” student workbook.
- Each student who correctly answers all five questions on the quiz will be automatically entered in a drawing for the scholarships.
- Candidates can retake the quiz as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.
- The Association is to help promote and support financial literacy education targeted to students preparing to enter the workforce.
- In 2019, three (3) scholarships will be offered – one (1) in the amount of $5,000 and two (2) in the amount of $1,000 each.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for the scholarships is September 30, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.