One of the most important aspects of entering adulthood and the workforce is a solid understanding of financial matters. According to Kiplinger, less than a third of Americans have a grasp on three economic fundamentals by the time they turn 40. When taking in all age groups, surveys show that only around 57% of adults in the U.S. can be said to be financially literate. As an authorized lender specializing in pre-settlement legal funding, High Rise Financial seeks to help people become more financially stable, more financially literate, and more financially free.
This year, we are inaugurating our first Financial Education PSA Scholarship to current and incoming undergraduate college students. The goal is to provide students with an outlet to educate their fellows in an area of financial literacy that interests them. You will write a public service announcement (PSA) addressed to your peers. Choose a topic related to financial literacy and craft a persuasive and informative PSA according to the guidelines below. The winning submission, selected by our scholarship selection committee, will receive $1,500.
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021
Your public service announcement should be short, no more than 500 words maximum. It should elucidate a financial literacy topic of your choice, designed to inform your peers about the topic, engage them at a cultural level, and persuade them to come around to your way of thinking. The best PSAs grab the reader’s attention and entertain while educating. Remember, one of the barriers to financial literacy is that audiences often think finances are dull. Your mission is to spice up the topic, give it life, and help your age group learn more about proper financial health.
To be considered for High Rise Financial’s Financial Education PSA Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a current undergraduate student OR an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university in the United States.
- Submit a copy of college or high school transcripts.
- Fill out the contact form on this page.
- Submit a 500-word (maximum) PSA on a financial literacy topic of their choice by June 15, 2021.
Failure to meet the above requirements will result in a submission being overlooked and remaining unread.
Terms and Conditions
For a full list of the terms and conditions related to High Rise Financial’s Financial Education PSA Scholarship for 2021, see our terms and conditions page.
Announcement of Winner
The closing date for submissions is June 15, 2021. Our selection committee will announce the winner of High Rise Financial’s Financial Education PSA Scholarship for 2021 within 30-60 days of the deadline. We will contact the winner once our committee has made a decision, before a public announcement.
Check back regularly for updates.