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Discover And Partner To Bring Financial Education Into High School Classrooms

Discover today announced a partnership with, a non-profit organization that focuses on causes teenagers care about, calling on teenagers across the country to petition their high schools to bring financial education into their classrooms.

Students can visit to sign the petition – currently with more than 37,000 signatures – hosted on the education page. After signing the petition, students can either print it or email it to their school administrators and, by sharing the petition with five others, are eligible for a $3,000 higher education scholarship. has randomly awarded two $3,000 scholarships and will award three more $3,000 scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship before the end of 2012.

The partnership coincides with Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program, a 5-year, $10 million investment launched earlier this year, to bring financial education to public high schools across the country. Through Pathway to Financial Success, Discover is providing grants to high schools to cover the cost of implementing a personal finance course, giving them access to a standards-based curriculum and offering teachers the training they need to deliver it. Discover has awarded more than $1 million in financial education grants in 2012 thus far.

“A poll released by Sallie Mae showed that 84 percent of high school students nationwide believe there should be more financial education in their classroom,” said Kathryn Beiser, vice president of corporate communications at Discover. “As teens go back to school, our partnership with is a great way to engage them and their schools in a cause that will give students an opportunity for a brighter financial future.”

“With over 37,000 teens signing this petition to date, it’s obvious that young people are demanding financial education at their schools,” said COO Aria Finger. “They don’t want to wait for change; they’re young, passionate and ready to take action right now.”

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