Fisher Investments $2,000 “Invest in Your Future” College Scholarship Program

Next Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on January 31st 2025


 About Our Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000
Number of Recipients: Six (6) recipients per cycle – one (1) open to all applicants and one each for students of five (5) designated schools

In the United States, over 60% of adults have never received financial education[1] and only 57% understand basic financial topics[2] such as calculating interest and recognizing the effects of inflation. For college students, this lack of financial knowledge is a major issue. Over 43% of college students are not making payments on their student loans,[3] less than 24% of millennials demonstrate basic financial literacy,[4] and 66% of millennials have nothing saved for retirement.[5] Fisher Investments believes that strong financial literacy skills can help people achieve long-term life goals. That’s why we’re awarding financially savvy students with $24,000 in college scholarships each year.

Twice per year, The Fisher Investments “Invest in Your Future” College Scholarship Program will award $2,000 to college students who demonstrate financial literacy skills and a commitment to achieving their financial goals. We encourage all applicants from all educational backgrounds, who can clearly demonstrate strong financial literacy skills, a commitment to achieving their short and long-term financial goals, and outstanding academic performance.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

All applicants for the Fisher Investments “Invest in Your Future” College Scholarship Program must meet these minimum eligibility requirements upon submission of their application:

  • This award is open to students of all majors.
  • Must be enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or its territories and accredited by the U.S. Department of Education (for a list of accredited institutions, see http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx) at the time of application and at the time the Scholarship is awarded.
  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of application.
  • Must be a United States citizen and resident of the United States.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

How to Apply

To apply for our scholarship, students must meet the minimum scholarship eligibility requirements listed above and complete the online scholarship application by the application deadline. Applications received after the close of each application cycle will be automatically applied to the next deadline.

Students must also complete a 700-word essay describing their financial goals and how they plan to achieve them and provide a 2-minute video on the specified topic below. The use of Generative AI (such as ChatGPT) is discouraged in both the video and essay. We advise applicants to focus on personal stories that express their real, thoughtful human experience. Responses suspected of being AI-generated will be disqualified.

Applications will be judged based on the applicants' written and verbal communication skills, financial literacy skills, demonstrated commitment to achieving stated financial goals, academic performance and the creativity, clarity and overall strength of their scholarship essay and video.

Essay Submission Requirements:

  • Topic
    • What are your short and long-term financial goals?
    • How do you plan to achieve these goals?
    • What financial strategies (such as budgeting, investing, saving and debt management) will you use and why?
  • Length: 700-750 words. Essays over 750 words will be disqualified.

Video Submission Requirements:

  • Topic: Tell us about a time when you used financial strategies (such as budgeting, investing, saving and debt management) to support a financial decision.
  • File Name: Please name the video file [Last Name] [First Name] [University]: “Invest in Your Future” Scholarship
  • Length: 2:00-2:15 min. Videos over 2:15 min in length will be disqualified.
  • Format: Fisher Investments will accept MP4, .MOV and WMV file types.
  • Size: Videos must be compressed under 1G (gigabyte)
  • Resolution: 720p-1080p

Please begin the video by giving a quick introduction including your name, school and major.

Please note, Fisher Investments will erase all submission videos, apart from the winner’s, after the scholarship cycle has concluded.

Official Rules

Read the full Terms of Service and Official Scholarship Rules

Have questions about our scholarship program? Contact our scholarship team at scholarships@fi.com

Scholarship Application

Fisher Investments “Invest in Your Future” College Scholarship Program

Next Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on January 31st 2025

(All applications received after this deadline will be automatically applied to the next award cycle)

Scholarship Application

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