Financial Education

Green Apple Awards

Recognizing Financial Literacy Efforts
Nominations are now closed.

Green Apple Awards

Monroe Bank & Trust created the Green Apple Award for Financial Literacy to recognize the exemplary efforts of employees and members of the community in delivering critical financial literacy education. Each year, Monroe Bank & Trust will present the Green Apple Award to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional innovation, dedication and commitment to the field of financial literacy education.

For more information on how you can participate, please contact Financial Education Manager, Jennifer Tucker at (734) 384-8269.


External Award Category


External Award Category

Adult Education

External Award Category


External Award Category

This award will be presented to a public, private or home-schooled, K-higher education system who exhibit the following:

  • High percentage of students enrolled in Financial Education programs.
  • School supports the Financial Education program(s). Support includes: promotion by flyers, in newsletters, school social media, etc., administrator support, participation in Financial Literacy Month, and or sharing social media posts regarding financial literacy on the internet and the schools respective channels.
  • Inspires students of all backgrounds to learn.

This award will be presented to a business, civic or service club, religious organization or non-profit organization that has done the following:

  • Initiate request of Financial Literacy education.
  • A presentation resulted in classes being taught at the club or at a member’s business or organization.
  • The organization shares Monroe Bank & Trust’s financial education website pages and/or social media activity.

This award will be presented entities that are primarily engaged in traditional adult education or adult retraining such as school district adult education programs, Michigan Works, GED completion programs and will be considered for the following:

  • Number of sessions taught throughout the year.
  • Support and engagement of site administrators / instructors.
  • Have site administrators or instructors promoted the program to other organizations resulting in classes?
  • Has the organization earned the respect and admiration of their community?

This award will be presented to an individual who represents our financial education programs in various ways:

  • Working together with students, parents, teachers, and school administration to conduct successful school banking days & contests.
  • Speaking on financial education at career days, fairs, open houses in conjunction with a local school(s).
  • Teaching adult financial education workshops.
  • Hosting interactive tours at Monroe Bank & Trust office locations.
  • Inspiring students, parents and instructors to learn more about financial education.
The above criteria are meant to be used as guidelines for all entries. Nominees in all categories will be judged upon relevance to the criteria and individual merits. Award entries will be reviewed by a committee of judges appointed by Monroe Bank & Trust.
Monroe Bank & Trust reserves the right to refrain from offering an award in any category in any given year. The decision of the judges is final. There is no limit to the number of submissions provided they fit the criteria. All submitted materials become the property of Monroe Bank & Trust. Questions can be directed to: (734) 384-8269 or

Green Apple Award Nomination Form