CashCourse Announces Student Essay Contest Winners

Date: February 6, 2017
Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, [email protected]

DENVER—CashCourse, the free financial education resource for college students and young adults provided by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), announces the winners of the 2016 “My Story” student essay contest. Students from participating CashCourse schools were invited to submit essays writing about their experiences with setting and reaching financial goals. The entry with the top score was awarded a $1,500 cash prize for school. The second place winner received $750, and four runners up each received $250.

Winners from the latest round of the “My Story” essay contest are: first place Kelsie Q. from Johnston Community College in Smithfield, N.C.; second place Kyle H. from Michigan State University; runners up Tawny E. from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo.; Malik H. from Delaware State University; Alexis H. from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa; and Nuala P. from Fordham University in New York.

More than 700 submissions were received for the 2016 contest. Essays will be posted on CashCourse throughout 2017.

About CashCourse
CashCourse is an unbiased, noncommercial online financial education resource for students, and is available free to all public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in the U.S. To enroll in CashCourse, schools simply enroll with NEFE and then add a link to their existing Web pages. The site can be adapted to integrate the school’s logo, color schemes and additional resources. For more information, visit


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