Scholarship Contest

$70,000 to be awarded to students this year!

We Want to Hear Your Story

28 winning students will:

  • Receive a $2,500 529 College Savings Scholarship.
  • Have their stories featured on the EVERFI blog.

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 2017 – 2018 school year.

Entries must be received by May 7th, 2018 at 5:00pm EST

Selection of Winners

A committee of EVERFI judges will select the final winners no later than June 8th, 2018. Entries will be judged based on the content of message, the quality of writing, and originality. 28 winners 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 3229 K Street N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20007


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