The Louisiana Coalition awards a full scholarship for attendance at the Jump$tart National Educator Conference to a Louisiana educator in a public, charter, or private school. The scholarship will cover two hotel nights, six conference meals, and full participation in the conference activities.
The National Jump$tart Coalition conducts an annual conference devoted specifically to PreK-12 classroom teachers of personal finance. This conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans; to attend informative workshops under two different strands—curriculum/content and personal growth; to meet with leaders from finance and education; and to network with colleagues from across the country.
Eligible applicants must:
- Reside and work in Louisiana as a public, charter or private school educator.
- Have demonstrated significant ability, initiative or achievement involving personal finance or economics education.
- Submit a completed online application along with a recommendation from your Supervisor via email.
- Agree to collect resource materials from Conference exhibitor tables to share with Louisiana Jump$tart partners and others.
- Agree to submit a full report about your conference experiences and make a presentation at a Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition quarterly partner meeting.
- Agree to serve on the Financial Education Boot Camp Planning Committee for the current year in an advisory position.
Previous recipients of the Ken Uffman J$ National Educator Conference Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply for five years.
The announcement for applications will be made in June and the online application deadline will be in early August. The conference is held in early November and the city location changes each year.
Previous Scholarship Recipients:
2017 – Etheldra Christel Sharp, Neville High School, Monroe City Schools
Dr. Mona Ristovv Reed, Moss Prep School, Lafayette Parish Schools
2016 – Demetrious Belser, Westgate High School, Iberia Parish Schools
2015 – Marcia Lee, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Shelagh Quigley, Starks High School and Vinton High School, Calcasieu Parish Schools
2014 – David Wilburn, Woodlawn High School, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
About This Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 2014 in memory of Ken Uffman to enable a teacher to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Here, teachers gain access to new and exciting ways to incorporate financial education into their everyday classroom curriculum. Ken Uffman, the retired President and CEO of the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge, organized the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy in 2003 to coordinate and promote partnerships with federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and private enterprises. He made improving the financial literacy of students and adults his mission recognizing that poor financial literacy and discipline can reduce an individual’s economic well-being and security in many ways.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a 501-c-3 tax-exempt non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. As a coalition, it is an organization of organizations that share a commitment to advancing financial literacy among pre-school through college-age youth and working collaboratively toward effective financial education. The coalition consists of a network of 51 affiliated state coalitions and their local partners and about 150 national partner organizations from the business, financial, non-profit, association, academic, government, and other sectors.