Student Essay Contests

Middle school students can win cash and high school seniors can win scholarship money by entering contests sponsored by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. RTN will sponsor entries from Credit Union members or from students who are dependents of RTN members.

The Seventh and Eighth Grade Essay Contest is open to students who live in and attend schools in Massachusetts.  The first-prize winner receives $500; seven finalists receive $250 and ten honorable mention winners receive $50.  Applicants are required to hand write a 250-word essay on the following theme “If you were the CEO of your local credit union, what would you have your credit union do to show that you truly believe in the “People Helping People” philosophy of the credit union movement?”  The deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Download the essay contest rules and entry form.

The College Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program next fall.  Six $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must submit a completed application, academic transcript of grades and a typewritten essay, no more than 250 words, about a person or event that has been an inspiration and how it has affected them and their outlook on life.  Entries are due Friday, February 28, 2020.  Download the college scholarship rules and application form.

Good luck!