2014-2015 marked the inaugural year for Project Financial Literacy. Nearly 50 Iowa schools participated in the program, reaching more than 1,800 students.

All Iowa schools who participated in this program by Feb. 13 were eligible for one of 10 awards. Ten schools were selected to receive a $1,000 award from the Iowa Bankers Association and its member banks for participating in Project Financial Literacy.

The awards and winning schools included:

  • Highest Scoring School Award: ADM Senior High School, Adel (Sponsored by Raccoon Valley Bank)
  • Most Improved School Award: Postville High School, Postville
  • Highest Number of Participating Students Award: Southeast Polk High School, Pleasant Hill
  • Highest Percentage of Participating Students Award: Marquette Catholic School, Bellevue (Sponsored by Bellevue State Bank)
  • Northwest Regional Participation Award: Spirit Lake Highs School, Spirit Lake
  • Northeast Regional Participation Award: Jesup High School, Jesup
  • Central Regional Participation Award: Ballard Community Senior High School, Huxley
  • East Regional Participation Award: Regina Jr Sr High School, Iowa City (Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank)
  • Southwest Regional Participation Award: Tri-Center High School, Neola
  • Southeast Regional Participation Award: Pella High School


Project Financial Literacy would like to thank the following schools for their vested interest in financial literacy education and joining our efforts by participating in the Project:

Project Financial Literacy 2015-2016 participating schools:

  • ADM Senior High School - Adel
  • Atlantic High School - Atlantic
  • Bellevue High School - Bellevue
  • Camanche High School - Camanche
  • Centerville High School - Centerville
  • Central High School - De Witt
  • Creston High School - Creston
  • Des Moines Christian High School - Urbandale
  • Eagle Grove High School - Eagle Grove
  • East Buchanan High School - Winthrop
  • East Mills Jr/Sr High School - Malvern
  • Essex Junior-Senior High School - Essex
  • Guthrie Center High School - Guthrie Center
  • Humboldt High School - Humboldt
  • Jesup High School - Jesup
  • Marquette Catholic School System - Bellevue
  • Mid-Prairie High School - Wellman
  • North Butler High School - Greene
  • North-Linn Senior High School - Troy Mills
  • Pella High School - Pella
  • Prince of Peace Catholic High School - Clinton
  • Red Oak High School - Red Oak
  • River Valley Junior- Senior High School - Correctionville
  • Riverside Community High School - Oakland
  • Sioux Central High - Sioux Rapids
  • Southeast Polk High School - Pleasant Hill
  • St Ansgar High School - St. Ansgar
  • Thomas Jefferson High School - Council Bluffs
  • Treynor High School - Treynor
  • Tri-Center High School - Neola
  • West Liberty High School - West Liberty