Scholarship Contest 2020-2021

Thank you for participating. The contest is closed and winners have been announced.

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

“I dream of becoming a successful African American entrepreneur… With the help of Finance Academy, I have learned so much. I have learned the importance of a budget and how I should start one. Finance Academy has also furthered my understanding of banks and how they work. Additionally, this will help me manage my money when I get older and start pursuing my dreams as an entrepreneur.”

– Kiara Fuller, Scholarship Winner, Illinois

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 2020 – 2021 school year. The scholarship contest will run in both the fall and spring semesters.

Fall semester entries must be submitted by January 15, 2021 and spring semester entries must be received by May 31, 2021.

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 1, 2021. Spring semester winners will be selected no later than June 24th, 2021. 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 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


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