2018 Student Essay Contest

Calling All 7th & 8th Graders!

In partnership with the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc., Premier Source Credit Union is pleased to announce the 2018 Student Essay Contest for seventh and eighth grade students.

Students in seventh and eighth grade are asked to write an essay in 250 words or less on the following topic:

Whether it's grammar, math, science, or social studies, students are taught many different topics in schools today, but there's one glaring gap — financial education. Many students graduate high school not understanding about the basics of loans, savings, credit, and other core financial issues. Shouldn't Financial Literacy be taught in schools? Please explain why you think schools should add financial literacy as a core curriculum in our school systems and what benefits it would have for society?  

Eight winning essays will be chosen. The first prize winner will receive $500. The seven finalists will each receive $250. In addition to the eight winning essays, there will be several honorable mention winners who will each receive $50. There will be an awards ceremony to honor the contest winners in the spring.

Download the form below and drop off completed forms to either of our East Longmeadow or Springfield branches!

All forms must be submitted by Friday, February 23, 2018!

*Students and/or their parents must be a member of PSCU.

Download: 2018-Contest-Essay-Form.docx