The H&R Block Budget Challenge is a simulation and interactive competition for high school students. Teens act as recent college graduates who've started their first job. They receive regular paychecks and have to make decisions about cell phone plans, where to live, credit card offers, etc. They must pay their bills on time and earn points for making smart financial decisions. The H&R Block Budget Challenge is free to play and H&R Block is offering both classroom grants and student scholarships to the winning students.
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Over $3 million will be awarded in total prizes:
- 60 opportunities for classroom grants up to $5K
- 132 opportunities for student scholarships of $20K
- Grand prize scholarship of $100K
- Student incentive during game play
Parents and Students:
H&R Block Budget Challenge is free to all teachers and students, but since Budget Challenge is limited to those students playing in a classroom registered by their teacher, be sure to tell your teachers to enroll your class for the chance to win some big bucks to put towards your future. Just copy the text below and send your teacher this message:
I learned about this great competition where we can learn about finance and earn real money at the same time. There is even an opportunity for you to win a classroom grant of $5000. My classmates and I would really love to participate but you must register our class first. It's time-sensitive and I'll be happy to assist, so please let me know how I can help get this going. Thank you for considering this. To learn more, check out: http://www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com/what-were-doing/budget-challenge
__________________I'd love to hear what you think about this challenge. Please let me know if you participate. I look forward to your comments.