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Annual High School Essay Competition

High School Students: Here's Your Chance to Win up to $1,000

(Deadline: Extended to January 31, 2019)

Enter Meriwest's Annual Essay Competition for a chance to win CASH! Submit a 1,000-word essay discussing the following:

"What are three principles that guide your generation's spending decisions? What are the perceived misperceptions of others about how your generation manages money?"

Grade 1st Place Prize 2nd Place Prize 3rd Place Prize
$250 $150 $100
$300 $250 $150
$500 $350 $200
$1000 $500 $250

This competition is open to student's grades 9 through 12, ages 13 to 18. They must be Meriwest members who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.*

To enter, simply download the application, complete competition rules and release form, and submit your essay no later than Monday, January 31 2019 by 5:00 p.m., PST. Winners will be notified in mid-February 2019.

You may also contact Helen Grays-Jones, Meriwest Community Relations Manager at 408-365-6328 or email for details.

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You can also call us at 877-MERIWEST (877) 637-4937

*Participants also must live, attend school, or work in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa or San Francisco counties, or in Pima County, Arizona. Students who do not reside, attend school, or work in these counties — but are existing Meriwest members or children of members — are also able to enter the competition.