Press Release

Call for Nominations | 2018 Financial Literacy Champion

Release date: 4/13/2018

Beloit, WI – The Stateline area is full of teachers, volunteers and organizations working hard to improve the financial literacy of people within our communities – after all, it is just good Sound Advice to understand money management, budgeting, saving, credit, and goal setting.

Nominate a Financial Literacy Champion by 4/29/18First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) wants to reward a 2018 Financial Literacy Champion (FLC). Now in the sixth year of presenting this grant, the Financial Literacy Champion award will honor one hard-working individual and the organization or school where they work or volunteer to enhance financial literacy.

Criteria for nominations includes:

  • Dedication to improving financial literacy
  • Outstanding role model in the community
  • Demonstration of commitment to excellence
  • Innovative implementation of programs/efforts to improve financial literacy 

Nominations will be accepted through midnight on Sunday, April 29, 2018 via FNBT’s website at Up to three individuals will be selected as finalists from all of the nominations received. Voting will be open to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 through First National Bank and Trust’s Facebook page:

The winner of the First National Bank and Trust Financial Literacy Champion award will receive $100 and the organization/non-profit they represent will receive a grant of $1,000.

First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-owned, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust Company now serves nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.1 billion. Commitment to full service banking, investments, asset management, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit