HU holds 6th annual Financial Literacy Contest

To help boost financial literacy education, Harrisburg University, in partnership with Harrisburg School District, is holding its sixth annual Financial Literacy Contest: “What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me?” for middle school and high school students across the state.

To participate, students in grades 7-12 are asked to submit either a two-minute video, essay, or poem on what financial literacy means to them. First prize is $500; second prize is $250; third prize is $125.

Submissions are due (submission info. below) by Dec. 6, 2019. Contest winners will be announced during the PA Financial Literacy Education Conference hosted by HU on April 2 of next year.

“Financial intelligence is a critical capability that individuals should possess,” said Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at HU. “Research shows that those who take financial literacy education courses before they graduate high school will most likely become responsible young adults in paying back their college student loans and increasing their financial acumen and well-being in the future.”

Harrisburg High School students should submit contest entries to: Kirsten Keys, Public Relations Director, Harrisburg School District, 1601 State St., Harrisburg, PA 17103, Questions? Call Keys at 717-514-6520.

All other entries should be submitted to Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101, Questions? Call Dr. Liebowitz at 717-901-5163. For more information, email

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