Essay Contest

Essay Contest Application

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The Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (UJ$C) and Zions Bank are proud to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship for current Utah college students who have completed the Utah High School Financial Literacy Course or its equivalent.


Please read the complete scholarship rules and guidelines here.


The Utah Jump$tart/Zions Bank Scholarship Competition will be open from September 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018 and is designed to recognize college students who can demonstrate a solid understanding of financial literacy concepts and are pursuing a post-secondary education either at a university, college, trade school or similar institution of higher learning.

If you have any questions about the Utah Jump$tart/Zions Bank Scholarship Competition, please contact Anna Tibbitts at info@utahjumpstart.org.


2018 Utah Jump$tart/zions bank Scholarship Application

Applications must complete and accurate. Submissions are due December 31, 2018.

Please note: After you submit your application, you will be asked to submit a copy of your current college class schedule and proof of enrollment. This step must be completed in order to be considered for a scholarship.

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How did Utah's high school financial literacy course prepare you for financial decisions in college? (Response should be less than 500 words.)
Applicants must submit a tweet (280 characters or less), written in the first person, that summarizes the applicant's essay. All tweets submitted can be shared by the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and Zions Bank to promote financial literacy and the value of the Utah General Financial Literacy Course.
I hereby declare that I am currently attending a Utah college, university or trade school and have completed the Utah General Financial Literacy Course or its equivalent as a high school student. I understand that I will receive no compensation for my participation in this competition and that my name, essay and tweet may be shared regardless of whether I am selected as the scholarship winner. I understand that if selected as the scholarship winner, I must attend the Financial Literacy Day on the Hill on Monday, February 2, 2019 and participate in the event and associated media coverage. I understand that if selected as the scholarship winner, any scholarship funds not used before December 31, 2019 will be forfeited. I understand that all scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college, university or trade school I am currently attending and must be used for qualifying educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books. I hereby consent to the distribution and release of my name, essay and tweet as submitted to the 2018 Utah Jump$tart Coalition/Zions Bank Scholarship Contest. I understand that my name, essay, and tweet submitted in this application will be used by the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and Zions Bank for the promotion of financial literacy education and related purposes. I understand that my essay and tweet will become the property of the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and I understand that use of the essay or tweet may include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: internal use at the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and Zions Bank in printed materials, videos, signage, streaming digital, webcast, on-demand, social networks, website, press release, etc. I understand that my essay and tweet may be used in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other works, and that my essay and tweet may be changed, altered, edited, modified, or used in any other manner, as solely determined by the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and Zions Bank. In no event will the Utah Jump$tart Coalition or Zions Bank be responsible or liable for any injuries, claims, actions, damages, losses or liability of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages resulting from or arising from participation in, or the production, promotion or administration of, the competition or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of prizes that may be awarded. I understand that the scholarship will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and Zions Bank. I understand that neither the Utah Jump$tart Coalition or Zions Bank shall be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible, or incomplete entries. Neither the Utah Jump$tart Coalition nor Zions Bank shall be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Sponsors, Releasees, entrants, tampering, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, and neither Sponsors nor any Releasee shall assume responsibility for any error, omission, defect, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the materials related to the Competition. I hereby declare that I am not an employee of the Utah Jump$tart Coalition or Zions Bank. I have read and agree to be bound by this consent form. If I am under the age of 18, my parent or legal guardian is consenting to the terms of this Competition on my behalf.