Treasurer Sprague Announces May 2022 Compass Award Honorees

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the month of May. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy education and empowerment.

“Financial education empowers individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to make wise decisions throughout life,” said Sprague. “This month’s honorees are equipping Ohio’s next generation with a solid understanding of personal finance, and we’re proud to recognize and celebrate these efforts.”

Compass Award honorees for May include:

University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College (Gallia and Jackson counties)

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College represent a unique partnership between a private university and a public community college. Through this model, students can reach their education goals by utilizing transfer credits between both schools to lower costs and earn specific certifications. This partnership has made significant strides to enhance transparency and make information regarding student loans and financial aid more understandable for families and students. Additionally, students receive counseling and financial education related to their course selections as part of the financial aid process.

Northern Local School District (Perry County)

Sheridan Middle School and Sheridan High School, both within Northern Local School District, have prioritized personal finance by utilizing OSU Extension Perry County’s Real Money. Real World. curriculum. The program provides students with personal finance education and an in-person experiential learning simulation. Additionally, in conjunction with the local Extension office and other area partners, Sheridan High School has implemented the Game of Life course. The semester long course provides students with education on a variety of topics related to financial education and other important skills for success after graduation.


Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $39 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.