For nearly 17 years, Fastweb has worked to become the leading online
resource for paying and preparing for college, and recently, our site
soared to new heights with the EIFLE Award!
Fastweb was named 2012 Organization of the Year by the Institute for
Financial Literacy on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The Institute for
Financial Literacy announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in
Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards during a ceremony at the
Annual Conference on Financial Education.
The EIFLE Awards recognize the innovation, dedication and commitment
of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy
education worldwide. Fastweb won the award for creating the first free
online scholarship matching service, for helping more than 50 million
students and parents understand how to pay for college and for
developing novel insights, rules of thumb and tools that are used by
many financial literacy organizations and educators.
"This year's EIFLE Award winners have distinguished themselves from
their peers with the depth and breadth of their accomplishments in
promoting effective financial literacy education in the communities
they serve," said Leslie E. Linfield, Executive Director and Founder
of the Institute for Financial Literacy. "They are a shining example
for those whose quest it is to make financial literacy education
available to all segments of society."
In addition to Fastweb, other winners of 2012 EIFLE Awards include
AARP Social Security Benefits Calculator
Applicant Background Investigation Drill (ABID)
Cash Flow Navigator
Cha-Ching: Money Smart Kids
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc.
Don't Be Jack
Financial Fitness for Life
Fostering Hope: Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Future
Money Habitudes: How to be Rich in Life and Love
Real Money Talk for Women
Mike McHugh of the Real Sense
(United Way of Northeast Florida) was named
educator of the year.
Six authors won book awards:
The Institute for Financial
Literacy is a nonprofit tax exempt organization whose mission is
to promote effective financial education and counseling.
We're so proud of our accomplishment, but we couldn't have done this
without you! Thanks for supporting Fastweb and helping us make this a
better site that helps you!