MBA Financial Literacy Awards 

Each year, the Michigan Bankers Association recognizes member banks for their outstanding work in financial literacy. The MBA Financial Literacy Awards recognize the industry’s hard work in financial literacy education and what member banks provide their customers and communities. All MBA member banks are invited to submit an entry for one or both awards: MBA Financial Literacy Award and the Innovator Award. 

Michigan banks are encouraged to submit an entry for both the Financial Literacy Award and the Innovator Award. The deadline for both awards are April 19.

View the criteria and submission guidelines here

Congratulations to our 2020 Winners: Bank of Ann Arbor,  Bayport State Bank, ChoiceOne Bank, Citizens National Bank of Cheboygan, Huron Valley State Bank, First Independence Bank, Independent Bank, Isabella Bank, Mercantile Bank,  Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, and Thumb Bank & Trust. 

2020 Financial Literacy Innovator Award Winner: Bank of Ann Arbor, Lou Morse 

Keep Us Up To Date With YOUR Financial Literacy Programs

With schools closed nationwide due to the coronavirus, bankers are taking their financial literacy programs online to bring students the fundamentals of financial literacy, including the basics of savings, how to create a budget and how to distinguish needs from wants.

The Teach Children to Save Program began in 1997, as ABA’s financial education initiatives have reached 11.1 million young people with the help of more than 350,000 banker presentations. Thank you to all MBA member banks that participated virtually on April 24th. 

We want to hear your stories about the event. Please send your press releases to Alyssa Harasim,

Financial Literacy Programs Available

If members are involved in a financial literacy program (that can be utilized by other bankers) which is not listed on the page, please contact us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it about adding your program to this page.

The ABA Foundation provides financial education programs and resources that help bankers make their communities better.  All of the programs below offer free banker registration.  
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Get Smart About Credit is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely.
Lights Camera Save! is a video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely.
Safe Banking for Seniors is a national campaign that helps older customers and their financial caregivers understand and mitigate the risks of fraud and financial abuse.
Teach Children to Save is a national program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a lifelong savings habit.

Questions? Contact ABA Community Engagement Foundation for more information.