How It Works
Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Pre-MBA Professionals become publicly traded stocks (Starting Stock Price = $10) and raise funds to further their educational objectives.
Students List Themselves
High School, College and Graduate Students as well as Pre-MBA professionals list themselves as publicly traded stocks on the RFDF Stock Exchange. Eligible students must provide proof that they are sons and daughters of U.S. based farmworkers (current and past).
Donors Invest in Students
Individuals and organizations provide scholarship funds to students. These donors are called "Investors" inside the RFDF Stock Exchange. Investors give money directly to specific students, to a specific group (e.g. from certain colleges, studying certain majors).
Students Help Themselves
Students complete pre-defined tasks to receive funds. A student's stock price goes up $1 for every $100 received; failure to complete the task results in a declinging stock price. The stock price is a reflection of discipline, committment, and hard work.