Every fall and spring, EverFi awards $2,500 scholarships from one of their partners, Fifth Third Bank, to students who take one of their Finance courses and then write a blog submission.
Campbell High School student Genevieve Wellington was the only Georgia recipient of the $2,500 Fifth Third Finance Academy 529 College Savings Gift Card and one of only 15 winners total out of more than 1,000 entries across seven states.
The scholarship recognizes the efforts of students and teachers committed to financial and entrepreneurship education. In their submissions, students explain how a Finance Academy course has positively impacted their life and how what they learned will help them succeed in the future.
Here is an excerpt from Genevieve Wellington’s submission:
“We all have dreams, but the way we all get to accomplish our dreams is different. My dreams for the future include college, medical school, a business of my own, owning a house, etc… but mostly right now I am thinking about my dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon and graduating [from] my 4-year college on time and with no debt. I can honestly say that Finance Academy has helped me see a side of the finance world I have never seen before… thanks to the Finance Academy I have learned a lot and now I feel more prepared going out into the real world and living my best financial life.”