Write an Essay, Win a Scholarship
At Annuity.org, we encourage students to think about their financial future long before they graduate. Our essay topic is designed around a concept that’s easy to understand but difficult to execute: being responsible with your money today.
You just won a $10 million lottery jackpot! How will you spend it, and how will you make it last?
Tell us about your savvy investment strategy. Will you take your winnings in a lump sum, or will you select monthly (or yearly) annuity payments? Pick one of those payment plans, and discuss the advantages of your choice. Create a plan that incorporates taxes and investments so that you can meet your long-term needs. Show original, critical thinking for achieving immediate and future financial goals while considering today’s economic climate. As you relate your plan, bring awareness to the long-term value and potential of your new-found wealth.
How to Apply
Note: We are no longer accepting scholarship applications. More information on future contests to come.
RequirementsHigh school seniors and college students in any major are eligible.
Write an EssayIn clear and convincing language, tell us how to be a savvy investor.
Submit via EmailSend your contact information and essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules & Regulations
To be eligible to receive the Annuity.org Scholarship, a student must fulfill the following basic guidelines:
- Provide contact information with submission
- Any high school senior, undergraduate and graduate students
- Be enrolled in a U.S. college
- 700-1,400 words
- Include a works-cited page with at least three (3) sources
- Submit via email attachment as a .doc or .pdf file format.
Contact Information Required
- Full Name
- Phone Number
The Selection Process
Essays will be judged in five categories:
- Grammar and Style
- Original Ideas
- Well-Researched and Plausible Investment Advice
- Organized and Persuasive Writing
- Foundational Knowledge of Finance
We are not currently accepting scholarship applications. More information on future contests to come.