Hampton University School of Business Triumphs in Inaugural HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl

Hampton, Va. (December 6, 2023) –Hampton University is proud to announce, in a landmark achievement, students from the Hampton University School of Business secured the coveted first place in the inaugural Society for Financial Education and Professional Development’s Inaugural HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl.

The competition, a pioneering initiative aimed at promoting financial literacy among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students, saw exceptional participation from institutions across the nation.

The victorious team from Hampton University demonstrated exceptional prowess in financial acumen, critical thinking, and problem-solving throughout the rigorous competition.

“The [School of Business] students’ dedication to mastering financial literacy concepts and strategies set them apart, showcasing the outstanding academic caliber of Hampton’s School of Business,” said Dr. Sylvia Rose, assistant dean, School of Business. “The HBCU Financial Literacy Bowl, organized by the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, represents a crucial step towards fostering financial education within minority communities.”

Dr. Rose, the team’s faculty advisor, expressed pride in the students’ accomplishments, emphasizing the significance of financial education in empowering future generations. “This recognition highlights our commitment to academic excellence and also positions the University as a leader in promoting financial literacy,” said Rose.

The HU School of Business remains dedicated to nurturing well-rounded, informed individuals who can navigate the complexities of the financial landscape with confidence

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development plans to continue and expand the Financial Literacy Bowl in the coming years, further encouraging HBCU students to excel in the realm of financial knowledge.

For media inquiries, please contact Sarita Scott in the Office of University Relations, at 757.727.5253.


Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been the Standard of Excellence in higher education for over 150 years. Rich in history and tradition, Hampton University is recognized as one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world, and recently named the top private university in Virginia. Hampton provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs. HU is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. www.hamptonu.edu.