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Right on the Money – Excellence in Financial Education Award
2020 applications will be accepted by no later than July 8.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Right on the Money Award seeks to honor the efforts of Colorado non profits, schools, organizations and others who are providing vital financial education to children, high school and college age young people and adults.
WHO CAN NOMINATE?
Any Colorado resident who knows about a program that meets our eligibility requirements can nominate an organization or individual. The person nominating a program will need to have the necessary information about the program in order to nominate them, however. Individuals, organizations, companies and schools can also nominate themselves.
The nominees must be located anywhere in the State of Colorado and can be a:
EXAMPLES OF SOME TARGETED AUDIENCES
Awards will definitely be considered for financial education programs for all types of groups and settings. We do, however want to encourage nominations for programs that reach people and audiences which have a great need for specialized types of financial education or financial planning. Some examples include, but are not limited to:
Each organization that is selected by the committee to receive an award will also receive a cash award. The amount of the cash award will be determined by CUA’s review committee and board of directors.
CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS
The most important criteria is that the nominee must provide a financial education program, with classroom education, one on one education or webinars that teach skills. The focus can be on any area of financial education such as budgeting, investing, credit management, saving, retirement, special needs financial planning, etc., but there must be education involved either in groups or 1:1 as part of a broader program.
Additional criteria include:
We are very interested in innovation and programs that are not simply lectures, handouts or vaguely related as part of another service or program. Therefore, special consideration will be given to programs that:
PREVIOUS NOMINEES AND AWARD RECIPIENTS
Previous nominees and award recipients may apply again this year. Please provide us with a brief report of your successes last year within the recent results section of your application.
Awards are presented at a luncheon on October 14, 2020. We will invite several people from your organization to the ceremony, including a program participant. This year, because of COVID-19, our luncheon date is tentative. We do not know if we will be able to have the luncheon or what kind of changes we will need to make. We will keep you informed.
Click here to download the application.