commerce bank Dollars Make Sense Scholarship
In support of Financial Literacy Month, Commerce Bank is sponsoring the 2019 Dollars Make Sense Student Scholarship. Students in grades 9-12 in Logan, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties are invited to answer an annual question (see below) with an essay of 250-500 words. One eligible applicant will be selected by the panel of judges to be awarded a $1,000 college scholarship. Applicants do not have to be Junior Achievement students, and involvement in JA will not directly impact chances of earning the scholarship.
- Be a student in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 (freshman through senior)
- Currently attend school in Logan, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, or Woodford County
- Complete and submit an application by April 30, 2019 answering the question. "What actions can young people take now to be financially literate in the future? Of those actions, which are the most important, and why?"
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The 2019 Dollars Make Sense Scholarship Application has closed. The next round will open in April 2020.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."