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Win $500 in scholarship towards the Fall 2022 Semester.

At The Pinnacle Financial Group, we understand the financial stress students and families face to pursue higher education. That is why we are proud to sponsor our annual essay contest open to students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolling full-time at a college, trade school, or university within the United States. Please see details below to enter the contest.

The Essay

A proactive approach to savings and investment will go a long way to securing an independent financial future. Please submit an essay of at least 700 words and no more than 1,000 words answering the following questions:

  • Please share a personal experience that taught you the importance of saving and investing. It could be from a lesson learned from a family member/friend or a goal that you set to buy something important to you.
  • What actions do you take on a weekly or monthly basis that show your concern for saving?
  • What is financial independence and what does it mean to you?

 Our leadership team will review all submitted essays and select two winners. The chosen students will each receive a one-time scholarship award of $500, paid to your school. We will also post the winning essays on our website,

The Contest Rules

To be eligible for the essay contest, you must:

Include your name and a valid e-mail address in the upper left hand corner of the first page. A title page is not required.

Follow all requirements of MLA format.

Submit your essay in Times New Roman font – 12-point type, with header and page numbers.

Stay within the prescribed word count of 700-1,000 words.

Winners will provide a valid student ID for the Fall 2022 semester and a valid class schedule. Proof of student status not required for entry.

Deadline: July 30th, 2022

Send us your essay! Email the essay directly to:

The funds can only be used to pay the costs of tuition, books and/or supplies for the Fall 2022 semester. You cannot assign your right to the funds to another person. Accordingly, if you do not attend an accredited college, trade school or university during the semester the scholarship is awarded, your right to the proceeds will be forfeited.

Additionally, we encourage you to reach out to your respective colleges and universities to see if there are more grants and scholarships available.

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