Money Smart Kid Essay Contest (Elementary)

In support of Chicago’s Money Smart Week® the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations are once again sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest. Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to answer this year’s Money Smart Question (see below) with an essay of 300 words or less. Six finalists will be selected to attend the Money Smart Kick-Off breakfast and one student will be named this year’s Money Smart Kid,and spend a year as Chicago’s financial literacy ambassador. Prizes include a $3,000 scholarship for the winner and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the runner-ups sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. Laptops will also be awarded to the other three (3) finalists sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.

Website: Money Smart Kid Essay Contest

Paper copy of Money Smart Application: Money Smart Kid Application

Open to DREAMers: Unknown

This opportunity is ONLY open to elementary school students in grades 5-8. No other grades can apply

$1,000 or $3,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay Topic: What is the biggest obstacle to saving money? What technological and/or banking solutions might help you and your friends begin to save? Essay format instructions: Essay should be 300 words or less, typed on plain white paper and double spaced. The essay must be the work of the student submitting the essay. Note: This scholarship is only for students in grades 5-8.
  2. Recommendation from a teacher
    • Name and Email Address