Once again, DCU is proud to sponsor the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee. The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee is a nationwide initiative for students that will run from April 1 - 15, 2021. The Bee is made up of a 4-part online course and an essay contest, where students will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in college scholarships.
Over the course of this two-week challenge, students will explore financial decision-making on four topics: the importance of savings, saving for short-term goals, budgeting for medium-term goals, and investing for long-term goals. After completing the four lessons, students are encouraged to submit a short essay to summarize what they learned and how they will apply this new information in their own lives. All four lessons and the essay must be completed and submitted for the opportunity to win a college scholarship.
This Bee is open to any U.S. or Canadian student (DCU member or non-member) between 13-18 years of age as of April 1, 2021. To be eligible to win a college scholarship, the student must complete all five challenges in the National Financial Bee course – four lessons and a short essay. Entries must be submitted to EVERFI by April 15, 2021.
A committee of EVERFI judges will select the winners in mid-May. Entries will be judged based on creativity, the content of the essay, quality of writing, and demonstrated understanding of the financial concepts from the course. Three winners will receive college scholarships, and their essays will be shared (with written approval) on the EVERFI Financial Bee website and on their affiliates websites. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a 529 College Savings Scholarship.
To participate in the 2021 EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee, or for more information, click the "Learn More" button below.