MERRILLVILLE | In conjunction with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s seventh annual Money Smart Week, April 20 to 27, the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are once again sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest, with support from Junior Achievement and the entire Northwest Indiana Money Smart Council.
Northwest Indiana students in grades 6 to 8 are encouraged to answer this year’s Money Smart Question with an essay of 300 words or less. The question is: "What is the difference between an investment and an expense? What would be a good investment in your community and why? Please discuss who would benefit from this investment."
The Money Smart Kid contest deadline is Monday. The application can be found on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s website at http://www.chicagofed.org.
Three finalists will be selected to attend the Money Smart Kick-Off press conference April 18, and one of those students will be named this year’s Northwest Indiana Money Smart Kid. The winner will receive a $300 U.S. Savings Bond, while the first runner-up will receive a $200 U.S. Savings Bond and the second runner-up will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond, all donated by the Northwest Indiana Money Smart Committee.
The Northwest Indiana finalists will be selected through the Indiana statewide Money Smart Kid contest entry process. All Money Smart Kid Northwest Indiana entrants from Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties will automatically become eligible for both statewide and Northwest Indiana scholarship prizes.
For more information, contact Centier Bank Financial Literacy Coordinator Dian Reyome, at (219) 755-6140, ext. 1832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.