The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partners would like to award scholarships to middle school students planning for their futures.
The Money Smart Kid essay contest asks students in sixth through eighth grade to write a 500-word essay describing how their future education and career choices will impact their earning power and the risks or challenges that could come from pursuing higher education or a career.
Essays must be submitted electronically no later than Feb. 28. Three finalists will be interviewed over the phone and then invited to the Money Smart Week Indiana Kickoff Breakfast April 24 in Indianapolis along with their families and teachers or adults sponsors.
Winners will receive a CollegeChoice 529 Savings Account, with $750 for the top winner and $375 each for the runners up.
For more information on the Money Smart Kid essay contest, see www.moneysmartweek.org.