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Are you college bound? If you are, then you’ll be happy to hear that FAIRWINDS is awarding five $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or university. Each applicant must be a member of FAIRWINDS.

Please write an essay (250 - 500 words) answering the question below:

Essay Question: Inform us as to why you think financial literacy is important for a successful future. What has been your most valuable lesson of your educational career and how has it shaped your pursuit of reaching financial freedom? Furthermore, what financial goals are you working toward and how do you see yourself accomplishing the FAIRWINDS Milestones to reach these goals?


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The applicants are judged based on numerous factors including the following:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Extracurricular activities both in school and in the community
  • Written essay