Students can certainly utilize credit cards effectively to assist with tuition and other college fees, while also establishing a good reputation with lenders that will be great for their future.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
CompareCards.com, a leading service for consumers to compare credit cards and manage their personal finances, has announced its $1,000 Student Scholarship Essay Contest. The submission period will run through May 29, and the competition gives students a chance to express their thoughts on topics in student debt and personal financing.
The college experience provides many educational opportunities for students outside the classroom, and one of the most valuable lessons they can learn is financial responsibility. Grades in this subject don’t end at graduation either as credit scores and financial matters follow students well beyond graduation and impact their future in many ways, including the determination of future interest rates on car loans, mortgages and other important items.
“Students can certainly utilize credit cards effectively to assist with tuition and other college fees, while also establishing a good reputation with lenders that will be great for their future,” said Chris Mettler, president and founder of CompareCards. “Our essay contest gives students a chance to explore this topic closely and learn how making financially responsible decisions can be beneficial throughout their lives.”
To participate in the special CompareCards.com $1,000 Student Scholarship Contest, students must be graduating high school seniors, or freshman or sophomores in college and between the ages of 16 and 21. Eligible contestants can enter by submitting a 500 to 1,000 word essay answering one of these important financial questions:
1. What is the positive impact that debt can have on a student? Is there a positive impact?
2. If you are awarded this scholarship, what will you do as a student do to be financially responsible in college?
To enter the contest, submit your essay to Chris Mettler at chris(at)comparecards(dot)com with your name, birth date and "CompareCards.com Scholarship" included in the email title. Please mention your current high school or college in the body of the email. The deadline for submission is a May 29 and the contest winner will be announced on June 1.
Submissions will be assessed by the CompareCards.com team and evaluated through a fair and unbiased judging process. The winner will be selected based on who has written the essay that is most compelling and beneficial for other students to read. Please pay close attention to grammar and use language that is clear and articulate.
CompareCards.com is a multi-dimensional service for users to compare credit cards side-by-side and utilize additional site features to manage their own credit more wisely. With recommendations that put the consumer first, CompareCards.com provides crucial information for students as well as families, business travelers and others looking for guidance on credit card deals and other financial concerns.
For more information on the contest, visit the CompareCards.com blog or watch the CompareCards.com YouTube feature. For more information on CompareCards.com, along with details on its services for consumers, just visit http://www.CompareCards.com.
CompareCards.com serves as an efficient navigational tool in the ever-increasing space of online credit card offerings. Started as a listing resource for consumers, the site has expanded steadily and now serves as a multi-dimensional service for users to compare credit cards side-by-side and utilize additional functions to manage their credit. The site analyzes details on more than 100 leading credit card offers and has been mentioned in Business Insider, ETV Public Radio, CBS Money Watch and MainStreet.com.