Essay topic:– In no more than 500 words present your commitment to a career in the financial services industry. Explain why you believe you should be considered for an INSEAD Citi Foundation Scholarship?– Provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD (details of income set against all expenditures).Amount of Award: Approximately US$5,000Scholarship Application Deadline:11 February for the July Class (starts in September)18 August for the December Class (starts in January)For more information and details, you can visit this .
NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Citi today announces that it will award a total of $39,500 in college scholarships to seventeen high school students for their winning essay entries describing a personal experience that positively affected their financial management skills. According to the latest Citi Credit-ED(R)/Synovate national survey, only half of college upperclassmen are confident about their ability to handle their financial responsibilities after graduation. But the high school junior and senior winners of the fourth annual Citi/Scholastic National Essay Contest are already building a solid foundation in financial literacy before they enter college. A joint effort between Citi's Credit-ED(R) Program and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, the essay contest requires high school students to put their writing and money management skills into practice for a chance to win a college scholarship.
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Jing Chen graduated second in his class with a Bachelor’s in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. While working at the Financial Laboratory at Shanghai University, he assisted in the development of financial software programs. Throughout his undergraduate career, he received numerous scholarships for scholastic excellence, exemplified by one of his publications, “3PL-based Synergy Strategy Model and Information Management System for Industry Cluster in China”. He has previously interned at CitiBank in Shanghai as a Mortgage Originator where he developed contacts with local realtors to increase residential mortgage services and maintained client relationships to retain current business and generate new loans. Jing intends to pursue a career in quantitative risk management. He enjoys playing the guitar.
High school junior and seniors from across the country submitted a 500- word entry answering the following personal finance question: "Describe an event or experience that had a positive influence on the way that you approach financial management. Outline the most helpful thing you learned and describe how it led to the development of specific skills." Entrants drew from a wide range of events and experiences that taught them fiscal responsibility, such as: -- Learning to be meticulous and vigilant about money from a father whose specialized job skills transferred him to another state, in order to support his family back home. -- Earning and saving money for three long years for a made-to-order violin, teaching the student to save money with the future in mind, instead of spending sporadically. -- Adapting a mother's analogy, "Know how much your blanket can extend before you stretch out your legs" to money management. "As a leader in children's education, Scholastic is continually seeking innovative classroom programs for students that encourage a lifetime of learning," said Shelley White, Editorial Director, Scholastic Marketing Partners. "Our initiative with Citi's Credit-ED Program delivers on promoting not only writing skills but also financial literacy that they'll draw upon for the rest of their lives." Essays were judged on creativity, clear content, logical thought process and proper use of language. This year's essay contest winners are: Grand Prize Winners, each receiving a $15,000 scholarship check for college tuition: Welcome back to Writing and Scholarship Planning for College-Bound Students, now in its third year! As part of the award-winning Citi Credit-ED® financial program for students, this program (developed by Scholastic Inc. and generously sponsored by Citi) can help your students practice their college and scholarship essay-writing skills with: