Be Money Smart
Through the Be Money Smart financial literacy initiative, the Department of the Auditor General is raising awareness about the current state of financial literacy across Pennsylvania and providing residents with tools they can use to help them on their journey to financial independence. It’s never too early or too late to learn how to be smart with your money, and it’s one of the most important lessons a person can learn. With the help of our partners, we are continuing to work toward creating the next generation of financially secure Pennsylvanians.
Student Financial Literacy Scholarship Competition
Auditor General DeFoor, with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology President Dr. Eric Darr and Members 1st Federal Credit Union Chief Experience Officer Mike Wilson, announced the winners of the 10th Annual Student Financial Literacy Scholarship Competition on April 14th at an award ceremony in the Pennsylvania Capitol.
The top three winners were selected by a panel of judges from 114 entrants who submitted poems or essays on the theme, “What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me?” The winners are:
- First Place ($1,500 prize): Kaitlyn Harrington, 12th grade, Hatboro-Horsham High School, Montgomery County. Click here to read submission.
- Second Place ($1,000 prize): Hope Chapman, 10th grade, Biglerville High School, Adams County. Click here to read submission.
- Third Place ($750 prize): Carlie Corson, 11th grade, Biglerville High School, Adams County. Click here to read submission.
This contest is for students in grades 9-12 who reside in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Financial Literacy Resources
To support you on your journey to financial freedom, use the resources below from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Money Smart financial education program.
- Kindergarten to Grade 2:
- Grades 3-5:
- Grades 6-8:
- Grades 9-12: