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.


  • 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.


  • 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