Let Policygenius insure your future.
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Policygenius, the easy way to compare and buy insurance, will award one scholarship to a college student for the Fall 2018 semester — because the best path to financial protection is to start young.
Prize: $3,000 scholarship
Bonus: Winning essay may be published in Policygenius Magazine.
Assignment: Write an original essay describing an accomplishment, event or realization that changed your understanding of money.
Word Count: 550 to 1,500 words
Deadline: June 8, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST
Choosing a Winner
Policygenius is a New York City-based, online insurance marketplace helping people get the coverage they need — and feel good about it. We want people to feel informed about what they’re shopping for, so we get rid of all the jargon and actually make personal finance fun.
And when it’s time to shop for and buy coverage for any aspect of life — from health and life insurance to pet and renters insurance — consumers feel ready. We’ve been around since 2014, and were one of the early pioneers in the insuretech space. The company was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2018.
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. Employees of Policygenius, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.
Applicant must either be a current high school or home school senior graduating from an accredited high school between April 2018 and June 2018 and will be attending an accredited U.S. college or university during the fall semester 2018 or a current college freshman, sophomore, or junior who will be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall 2018 semester.
Recipient will receive a one-time scholarship payment of $3,000 to be applied toward undergraduate tuition for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Funds are provided by Policygenius. Payments are issued by Policygenius, made payable to the student's approved college or university and mailed within 30 to 60 days after notification to the recipient of their award, directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.
The winner is selected after a team of judges reviews all entries, after the deadline of June 8, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST. Applicants are judged on thoughtfulness, insight and writing mechanics, as well as any other parameters the editorial board sees fit. The winner will be announced on July 16, 2018.
Conditions of Award: If any other funds cover the tuition entirely for the student's 2018-2019 academic year, the student is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship and will forfeit the award.
The institution must be a four-year accredited institution and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
The recipient must be actively enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, for the fall 2018 semester and for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. It is the recipient's responsibility to verify receipt of funds with their designated institution and notify Policygenius should the award check not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date.
Policygenius reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice. All submissions become the property of Policygenius and may be re-posted or displayed online or in print, in whole or part, without notification. Policygenius shall be entitled to use, alter or delete submissions for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to applicants.
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