Colorado Trading Academy Launches "Young Trader Scholarships"

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The state's first scholarship program for young people to learn professional trading and investing skills has been launched by Online Trading Academy of Colorado. It is called the Young Trader Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded three times each year to a member of each winning team in the "The Stock Market Game" in grades 10-12. The "Stock Market Game" is sponsored by the Colorado Council on Economic Education (CCEE) throughout the state's schools to promote economic and financial literacy. This new Young Trader Scholarship comes at an appropriate time, when financial institutions and markets are in unprecedented turmoil. The scholarship supports the continuing expansion of educational programs to develop economic and financial literacy in Colorado schools. Trading and investing education is essential for anyone who wishes to manage and master their own financial future, including young people.

The state's first scholarship program for young people to learn professional trading and investing skills has been launched by Online Trading Academy of Colorado. It is called the Young Trader Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded three times each year to a member of each winning team in the "The Stock Market Game" in grades 10-12. The "Stock Market Game" is sponsored by the Colorado Council on Economic Education (CCEE) throughout the state's schools to promote economic and financial literacy. This new Young Trader Scholarship comes at an appropriate time, when financial institutions and markets are in unprecedented turmoil. The scholarship supports the continuing expansion of educational programs to develop economic and financial literacy in Colorado schools. Trading and investing education is essential for anyone who wishes to manage and master their own financial future, including young people.

Online Trading Academy began in 1997 and currently operates 26 academies around the world. NASDAQ chose Online Trading Academy as its strategic partner to provide educational content on TotalView®, its premier market data product. As the only "brick and mortar" trading school in Colorado, it provides courses in stocks, options, foreign currencies, and futures using "live trading" funded with the Academy's money. For more information about Online Trading Academy's Young Trader Scholarship or its courses, instructors, and history, visit: http://www.tradingacademy.com/locations.htm#colorado or call 303-325-2776.

Online Trading Academy's mission is to transform people's lives through exceptional financial and investing education. The Academy envisions the Young Trader Scholarship as a way to further that mission by motivating young people to develop successful trading and investing skills and disciplines before they begin managing their own finances in adulthood. Students on the winning teams of CCEE's Stock Market Games (fall, spring, and late spring events) in grades 10-12 are eligible to submit applications for the scholarship. The scholarship, valued at $18,850, includes Online Trading Academy's seven-day Protrader Course, lifetime benefits to retake the course anytime, and weekly participation in continuing education programs via the internet. For more information about the Academy and its courses, visit: http://www.tradingacademy.com.

The winning team members of Stock Market Game may apply for the Young Trader Scholarship through a short application. Applicants should discuss in their application what they gained from participation in the Stock Market Game, what they believe are the next steps to further their financial education, and why they deserve this scholarship and lifetime education benefits. Parental permission for submission of their Young Trader Scholarship application and participation in the Protrader Course at Online Trading Academy in required.

In addition to the Young Trader Scholarship, Online Trading Academy staff and instructors are available for classroom visits and collaboration with teachers on educational content, and planning for practical applications. Students and teachers are invited to visit the Academy for workshops and to observe professional traders during live trading sessions. Contact Online Trading Academy at 303.325.2776 to arrange such visits.

Reporter Notes

Online Trading Academy is a network of financial education centers focused on teaching students the art of day trading since 1997. With thousands of graduates worldwide, Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced Wall Street professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom education across a spectrum of trading styles and instruments including: Day Trading, Swing Trading, Position Trading, and Investing in Stocks, Options, Futures (E-minis & Commodities) and Currencies.

Current Online Trading Academy locations include New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Irvine, San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, and abroad in London, Toronto, Singapore, and Dubai.

Free Power Trading Workshops are hosted each week for the public to help people understand the workings of the investment and trading markets and learn "7 Pillars of Trading". The free workshop is appropriate for:

  • Prospective and current individual traders and investors
  • Anyone interested in learning the skills to invest and trade without middlemen brokers and use profitable trading strategies that work in any market conditions

All workshop attendees receive a free 2-CD set, "Risk Management for Traders".

Photos of Academy Owners, Karen Trisko & Bob Montgomery are available upon request. Media interviews by appointment can be scheduled by calling 303-325-2776.

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