YIS donors want to help you build wealth for retirement by providing Dollar-A-Day Free Money Match Scholarships.

100 YIS Dollar-A-Day participants will be eligible to receive a Free Money Match Scholarship up to $365.00 for the Fall submissions and up to $182.50 for Spring submissions. 

If you are lucky enough to be selected to receive a YIS Free Money Match Scholarship, those funds will be distributed at the end of the school year (July) and upon full compliance with the terms and conditions of the program.

Requirements:

  • Start Learning. Successfully register on the MyYIS Portal and complete Module 1 (these can be found in the MyYIS Portal).
  • Start Investing. Actively participate in the Dollar-A-Day Challenge (How to participate).
  • Students lucky enough to be selected for the Dollar-A-Day Free Money Match Scholarship will need to submit a brokerage statement for the appropriate match to be determined.  Further instructions on how to do this will be given to you if you’re selected.

Apply:

  • Submit a brief write-up (1-page 500 words MAX) using the following prompt:
    “Imagine you inherited one million dollars from a distant relative with the condition that you had
    to spend it on something other than yourself. What would you do with the money?” 
  • Please include your Name, School Name, City, State/Region & Email address in the upper right hand corner of your essay submission.
  • The essay submission deadline is November 30, 2021 for Fall and Feb. 28, 2022 for Spring.
  • Submit all applications and essays to DDessay@yis.org
  • Winners will be selected and notified by Jan. 2022 for Fall and March 2022 for Spring.
  • Fall entries are eligible for a match of up to $365.00 for the year. Spring entries are eligible for up to $182.50 for the year.

You can do it! The journey of a thousand miles beings with the first step! Start investing in your future today and watch your savings grow.


Dollar-A-Day Challenge Application