The National Financial Bee

Compete for a chance to win a college scholarship up to $10,000!

Today, with all the unprecedented challenges we are facing across the globe, Empower Federal Credit Union is here to help you and your family prepare for what lies ahead. 

With this in mind, Empower Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the EVERFI National Financial Bee, a first-of-its-kind nationwide financial capability challenge for students who are 13 - 18 years of age. This year’s virtual challenge will take place April 20-24, and we want YOU to participate! The National Financial Bee provides an opportunity for students to have some fun and learn critical financial concepts — all from the comfort of home while social distancing!

Each daily lesson covers important financial topics covering everything from savings, investing, income, debt and more. After completing the lessons, students submit a short capstone essay in which they share their biggest financial dream and outline a plan for how to get there. Three winners of the National Financial Bee will receive up to $10,000 in college scholarships. 

How It Works

Students can participate in just 3 easy steps:
  1. Sign up for the National Financial Bee here.
  2. Complete the 5 lessons (~10 minutes each)
  3. Submit a short essay on your biggest financial dream and how you plan to achieve it by May 8th.

To enter the National Financial Bee, visit our partner site

You can also follow along on our Facebook page or our Twitter page!


A committee of EVERFI judges will select the winners from May 15 to May 22, 2020. 

The application deadline has passed for the 2020 Scholarship Opportunity. Thank you to all who have submitted their applications. Winners of the 2020 Scholarship have been contacted. 

What do you want out of life?

Empower Federal Credit Union welcomes employees of many companies, immediate family/household members of employees and retirees, as well as our outreach to underserved communities to enjoy personal and business banking solutions including auto loans, mortgages*, credit cards and more. Bank online, in any central NY branch, or call us at 315.477.2200.

* Home mortgages available in FL, PA, CT, NY and NC.