By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, email@example.com
If you or your child will be in college this fall, you could win one of five scholarship prizes ranging in size from $5000 to $20,000 in the U.S. Bank Financial Genius sweepstakes. Overall, $45,00o will be given away, including the $20K Grand Prize, one $10,000 scholarship, and three $5,000 scholarships.
Note that this is a sweepstakes and not a scholarship competition — students do not have a better chance of winning based on previous educational performance.
U.S. Bank is not only giving away the scholarship money, but is also incentivizing students to learn personal finance basics by giving extra entries if they complete certain “financial education modules” about topics such as building emergency savings, how checking accounts work, and more. There are eight of these modules, and the completion of each one results in an extra entry in the contest. Each student can therefore have a total of nine entries, with one entry being available regardless of completing any modules.