Scholarship

Scholarship Contest
2021 – 2022

Share Your Financial Empowerment Story for a chance to win a $2,500 Scholarship

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Fifth Third is committed to building financial capacity in the communities we serve.

To recognize the efforts of students and teachers committed to financial and entrepreneurship education, Fifth Third will award twenty-eight accomplished students across the country with a $2,500 529 College Savings Gift Card via our scholarship contest.

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Read an excerpt from a recent winner

“Finance Academy explained how to make a pitch accurately and proficiently. Though becoming an entrepreneur is not a passion of mine, knowing how to professionally persuade someone can come in handy at any time. Thus, practicing and being educated on making a pitch will prepare me for my career as a nuclear physicist. Finance Academy opened my eyes to my true desires, and provided a substantial quantity of information, which will assist myself and others on our journey to discovering ourselves and our passions.”

– Zania Lane, Scholarship Winner, Michigan

2021-2022 Scholarship Submission Form

28 winning students will:
  • Receive a $2,500 529 college savings scholarship.
  • Have their stories featured on the EVERFI blog.

ANSWER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 300-500 WORDS:  
  1. What are the three most important topics you covered or skills that you learned from Finance Academy? Explain how each of these things will help you now and in the future.
  2. What are your dreams for the future (college, travel, career, etc.)? Explain how what you learned in Finance Academy will help you reach those goals.
  3. Do you dream of becoming an Entrepreneur? How will you connect what you’re learning in Finance Academy to the real world? Please give specific examples.
  • Write your essay here
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How It Works and Eligibility

Once you have completed at least one module of a Finance Academy course (personal finance or entrepreneurship), reflect on what you have learned and submit your contest entry in the form provided above. Suggested length: 300 – 500 words. This scholarship contest is open to any U.S. student in grades 9-12 who has completed at least one module of a Finance Academy course during the 2021 – 2022 school year. The scholarship contest will run in both the fall and spring semesters.

Fall semester entries must be submitted by January 14, 2022 and spring semester entries must be received by May 27, 2022.

Selection of Winners

Winners will be selected in both the Fall and Spring semesters. A committee of EVERFI judges will select the fall semester winners no later than February 14, 2022. Spring semester winners will be selected no later than June 24th, 2022. Entries will be judged based on the content of message, the quality of writing, and originality. 28 winners in total will be selected. With written approval, winning entries may be featured by EVERFI and their affiliates.

Winners will each receive a $2,500 529 College Savings Scholarship.


Terms and Conditions

Winners will receive a $2,500 529 College Savings gift card. Students are able to use the gift card for any 529 College Savings Plan of their choice. For more information about the gift cards, visit www.leafsavings.com Please note that gift cards will be awarded in United States dollars, regardless of where the student resides. Winners will be emailed an authorization form that a parent or guardian must complete and return within three weeks in order to receive the gift card. By accepting the 529 College Savings gift card, teachers and students acknowledge that they are complying with their individual school and district policy on rewards, scholarships, and/or incentives. With written consent, EVERFI and their affiliates shall have the right, title, and interest to use, market and otherwise own the content of the submitted contest entry. This promotion is sponsored solely by EVERFI, Inc., located at 2300 N Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 22036

QUESTIONS?

Please contact FAscholarship@everfi.com
 

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