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

Next Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on June 30th 2024

 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 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 on the topic of financial planning and provide a link to a 2-minute video* describing their financial goals and how they plan to achieve them. 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 and Video Topic (700 Words and; 2-Minute paired video) 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?

Essays over 750 words and videos over 2:15 in length will be disqualified.

*Video upload details to come

If you submit an application before video instructions can be provided, Fisher Investments will subsequently contact you with the opportunity to upload your video.

Official Rules

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Scholarship Application

Fisher Investments “Invest in Your Future” College Scholarship Program

Next Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on June 30th 2024

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

Scholarship Application

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