Is your child better with money than you are? Then they might be
a perfect candidate for this year's Money Smart Kid.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is looking for a student in
grades 5-8 in the Chicago area who can think on their feet and is
comfortable speaking to large groups of people about money
This year's essay question: What is the difference between an
investment and an expense? What would be a good investment in your
community and why?
Six finalists will be chosen to attend the Money Smart kick-off
breakfast April 22, with one being named this year's Money Smart
Kid. The winner is awarded a $5,000 scholarship from BMO Harris
Bank and will spend a year as Chicago's financial literacy
ambassador. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to runner-ups
and laptops will be awarded to the other three finalists.
Submissions deadline is March 21.
For the application and guidelines, visit MoneySmartWeek.org.
Money Smart Week is April 20-27.
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