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2017 Student Essay Contest

By Pamela McCarty | On Dec 01, 2016

Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc.

Massachusetts Credit Unions

2017 STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST RULES

The Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. ("Association") is pleased to announce the 2017 Student Essay Contest. Eight (8) winning essays will be chosen: a first prize winner and seven (7) finalists. An awards ceremony at the State House will be scheduled in the spring to honor the contest winners.

2017 ESSAY CONTEST THEME

Credit unions have a long history of working cooperatively and collaboratively with each other. "Save, Spend, Share and Learn. What could you teach an adult to form better savings and spending habits? Please provide practical advice to adopt sound plans and to avoid poor behavior." Students are asked to write an essay revolving around this theme. The essay should be no more than 250 words in length. Please follow guidelines below.

RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ESSAY CONTEST

The contest rules and eligibility requirements for participants are as follows:

  • Only students currently in the seventh and eighth grades are eligible to participate.
  • Students must be Massachusetts residents.
  • Schools must be located in Massachusetts.
  • Students must be sponsored by a member credit union in good standing with the Association.
  • All essays must be handwritten by the student.
  • Essays should be no more than 250 words in length.
  • Only one essay per student may be submitted. Each student may be sponsored by only one credit union.
  • Each essay should include the student's name and grade level, home address, school name, teacher's name, principal's name and sponsoring credit union. (A standard essay form has been provided -- make copies as necessary.)
  • Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Originality
    • Content
    • Neatness
    • Grammar/Spelling

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