A program of the SIFMA Foundation.

Capitol Hill Challenge

The SIFMA Foundation's annual Capitol Hill Challenge™ (CHC) presented by the Charles Schwab Foundation is an exciting national financial education competition for junior high and high schools that reaches all 50 U.S. states and their members of Congress.

The 2018 Capitol Hill Challenge was held February 5 - May 11, 2018 and concluded with a winners' trip to Washington, D.C. from June 12-14, 2018.

The 2018 Capitol Hill Challenge program was offered by invitation from the SIFMA Foundation, with priority consideration given to public schools.

If you are a public middle or high school teacher and you are interested in applying, please complete the Teacher Registration Form available through the link below. The SIFMA Foundation will contact you if you have been selected and will then register your teams for participation.


About the Capitol Hill Challenge

Capital Hill Challenge team of students

Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) matches Members of Congress with students, teachers, and schools competing in The Stock Market Game™ in their respective district or state. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made over 4,300 matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 116,000 students across the country.

CHC partners up to 10 junior high or high school teams (3-5 students each) with your local Member of Congress (MOC). Students may only participate on ONE team. Your school must be located in the MOC's district with matching zip code. There is no charge for the CHC teams. However, only two schools per MOC can participate, with priority consideration given to public schools. Students taking part in a separate SMG game window can also take part in CHC.

The top 10 CHC teams will win a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet their Member of Congress and be recognized at an awards reception on Capitol Hill. During their visit, students and teachers will meet with business, government, and education leaders to learn about fiscal policy making, the role of the capital markets, and global economic trends. The winners will also have the opportunity to tour financial landmarks and national monuments.

For more information, download the CHC Brochure.

The CHC Program is by invitation only.

Awards Ceremony Highlights

CHC in the News

Press Releases