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SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars Program

SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars is a financial literacy program offered to local students in our communities at no charge to the school or district, ensuring that students receive the engaging financial education resources they deserve. The web-based program uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, avatars, and gaming – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.  The courses cover everything from introductory topics like saving and budgeting to advanced topics like insurance, taxes, and investing. After completing the Financial Scholars program, students have a better understanding of financial concepts and are more prepared to make decisions now that will help them achieve their financial goals in the future.  After participating in the SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars Program, students increased these scores on the financial assessment test by an average of 68%.  Students showed the most gain in Investing and Financing Higher Education modules.


18,205 Students. 74 Schools. 63,085 Hours of Learning

SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars has impacted more than 18,000 students in 74 schools since the program's inception.  That equates to more than 63,000 hours in finance-based learning in schools throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

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 SouthEast Bank's commitment to financial education is continuously renewed when we receive feedback from the students who participate in the program and come away with financial skills to help them throughout their life.

From SouthEast Bank Financial Scholars Students

"Every day life. Finance is something I need to understand in day to day life, and it is something that could make or break me. I'll need it for all of my life."

"All of this information can be used to help with life after high school. It will help to prevent debt and to have more information on how to manage money."

"The instructional videos are easy to understand, and the activities give me a better understanding of the material."

Ooltewah Middle School Financial Scholars Celebration