PHILADELPHIA –  To ensure that every school in the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey regions has an opportunity to submit a project entry for the Beneficial Foundation School Challenge, Beneficial Bank has extended the submission deadline to December 2. The Beneficial Foundation School Challenge program will award multiple $5,000, $1,000 and $500 grants, for a total of $13,000 in grant prizes.

This program gives schools and students within Beneficial’s footprint the opportunity to submit their proposals for unique project ideas to enhance the learning experience in their schools and compete for grant prizes. Schools and students can submit their project ideas in one of three different subject areas- Financial Literacy/Math, Science/History or Language Arts/Reading.

The Beneficial Foundation School Challenge winners will be selected through an online, public voting contest that will take place in the spring of 2012.

The complete Beneficial Foundation School Challenge entry rules and application can be found at https://www.thebeneficial.com/school-challenge.asp. Teachers or school administrators with questions about the program should direct them to schoolchallenge@thebeneficial.com.

For more information about Beneficial and all of the Foundation’s education initiatives, please visit www.thebeneficial.com or www.facebook.com/beneficialbank.