TruMark Financial Credit Union recently hosted its annual Financial Jeopardy competition via Zoom for eight graduating seniors, who competed for the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.
Dhruvi Patel from Bensalem High School placed second and was awarded a $3,000 scholarship. Patel is heading to Drexel University in the fall, where she plans to major in computer science.
“This scholarship will greatly help me finance some of my college education and allow me to focus on important things such as my academics and community service without having to constantly worry about my expenses,” said Patel.
Students from various school districts were given two scenarios focused on money management and were tasked with applying their personal finance knowledge by writing an essay. In addition, credit union representatives conducted individual interviews to test their level of understanding of budgeting, credit and how credit unions differ from banks.
Just like in the televised version of Jeopardy, the competition included a Final Jeopardy question. However, this version didn’t include any wagering. The credit union board of directors and representatives served as judges and scored the students on their essays, personal interviews and critical thinking aptitude.
Additionally, TruMark Financial awarded $200 credit union savings accounts to Kaitlin Hershey from Archbishop Wood High School, and Kyle Maher from Neshaminy High School.