The $1.4 billion Huntington Beach, Calif.'s NuVision Federal Credit Union announced its second annual Think.Tank.Challenge student essay contest,set for the first quarter of 2017. The challenge offers $20,000 in prizes.

The credit union seeks participation from local high schools. "Hundreds of high school students participated in NuVision's first Think.Tank.Challenge, and next year we are looking to further expand the program throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties," Attila Morgan, manager of community engagement/PR at NuVision Federal Credit Union said. "This unique educational program challenges students to learn and think about important financial topics while earning money for themselves and their schools."

The Think.Tank.Challenge incorporates financial literacy programming for participating students throughout the process. The contest, designed to teach students the importance of setting goals and avoid distractions, also provides students with skills as they transition to college and beyond.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).