Ken Uffman Jump$tart National Educator Conference Scholarship Available


2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference
November 3-5, 2017
Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel * Washington, D.C.

As the nation’s leading advocate for youth financial literacy, the Jump$tart Coalition® will proudly conduct its ninth 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.  View the conference details.

The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will be awarding a full scholarship for attendance at the conference to a Louisiana educator in a public, charter, or private school.

The scholarship recipient will receive reimbursement for:   $425 conference registration fee (which includes 2 nights at Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel and all conference meals) and travel expenses not to exceed $1000 total.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 8th, 2017.  A completed online application along with recommendation emails from your Supervisor and your Principal must be received by the deadline date to be considered.  The scholarship winner will be notified by September 15th via phone.

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 Principal and Supervisor via email.

  • Agree to collect resource materials from Conference exhibitor tables to share with La. Jump$tart partners and others.

  • Agree to submit a full report about your conference experiences and make a presentation at a  La. Jump$tart Coalition quarterly partner meeting.

  • Agree to serve on the 2018 Financial Education Boot Camp Committee in an advisory position.

Previous recipients of the Ken Uffman J$ National Educator Conference Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply for five years.  

This scholarship was created in 2014 in memory of Ken Uffman to enable one 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 2000 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.


I teach business education subjects and had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Los Angeles through the scholarship program. This conference provided me with valuable tools, programs, curriculum and contacts used to teach Financial Literacy in the classroom.  The keynote speakers and break-outs sessions were very motivating and rewarding.  As a result of attending this conference I was able to create a large resource network with peers and professionals in the field of financial literacy. This was a great opportunity, a learning experience and a worth- while endeavor.  

David Wilburn
Woodlawn High School
Baton Rouge LA

The 2015 Jump$tart National Educator Conference rekindled my passion for informing students of the many easy ways to keep track of their personal finances.  So many new and exciting resources were made available for the classroom as a result of my attendance.  I plan to share this information with all the teachers at my school that teach personal finance. 

Marcia Lee
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Baton Rouge, LA