Recently, I entered an essay contest, the Florida Students $ave Essay Contest sponsored by “The Department of Financial Services, which CFO Atwater oversees, in partnership with Florida Master Money Mentors, The James Madison Institute, and the Florida Council on Economic Education. The contest is part of CFO Atwater’s Your Money Matter$ financial education initiative that aims to help all Floridians strengthen their financial knowledge”. I just heard the good news that I won third place in my region and a $50 prize! This has really gotten me thinking about contests and such as a way to help with college expenses.
Researching about all of the contests out there is a pretty scary thing to do! There are so many, but it can really be worth your time. Here are a few I found in a quick google search “speech contests for high school students”:
The national winner receives prize money of $18,000.00! State winners are given $1,500.00. That kind of money can put a serious dent into college expenses!