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Apr 01, 2021 04:55PM ● By Lissa Carlson

April is Financial Literacy Month!  And to help celebrate, The Altra Foundation is offering a $10,000 Financial Education Scholarship.  The Altra Foundation Financial Education scholarship is open to high school students (grades 9-12), age 13+.  Applicants must complete (in-full) various modules through the Banzai! classroom or Banzai! Teen program offered on Altra’s website.  After completing the modules, applicants must take a post-test and receive a score of 85% or higher, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and complete the scholarship application.  Applicants do not need to be members of Altra Federal Credit Union to participate or win.   

Additional scholarship details can be found at  All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2021.  All submissions will be reviewed by a scholarship board in May 2021. 

Banzai! is a national financial literacy program, available online to ages 8+. The program immerses users in a game-like atmosphere to teach how to save, manage, and spend money wisely. This program can also help parents create opportunities for meaningful conversations that instill healthy attitudes towards finances at any age.  Banzai! also offers an online curriculum for teachers to provide their students. Through Altra and the Altra Foundation, the Banzai curriculum has been made available for free to middle and high school classrooms in the communities they serve and online to all users.  

It is important to remember that it is never too late to learn how to handle your finances.  So important, that Altra created the Altra Foundation whose mission is to provide financial literacy education for youth and adults in the communities we serve.  The Foundation’s definition of financial literacy is having the skills to develop financial goals, budget, manage debt, invest, and maintain good credit.