2021 – 2022
Share Your Financial Empowerment Story for a chance to win a $2,500 ScholarshipEnter Contest
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.
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
Did a Finance Academy course have a positive impact on your life? Did you learn something that will help you succeed now or in the future? Enter the Scholarship Contest below to share your story!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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
How It Works and EligibilityOnce 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 WinnersWinners 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.