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Money Smart Kid essay contest applications due March 16

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Iowa Bankers Association is once again sponsoring the annual Money Smart Kid Essay Contest in 2018.

Iowa students in grades 7-11 are eligible to participate in the contest, in which one student will be named the 2018 Money Smart Kid and will receive a $1,000 award to put toward their college savings.

This year’s essay requirements ask students to write a 400-word essay describing the potentially devastating effects of a natural disaster on a family’s financial situation.

The essay application is now available online at, under What We Do, and MSW (Money Smart Week). Applications are due by March 16, 2018. The winner will be announced April 18, 2018, during Money Smart Week. For more information about the essay contest, visit the Iowa Jump$tart website or email Taylor Zumbach

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 21, 2018 at 5:19pm.