Keeping with our mission to connect, inform and inspire, The Econ Club works with The Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University each year to sponsor a high school economic essay contest. This contest helps bring interest to the relevant topics of economics to our community’s high school students as well as invests in our future leaders’ careers.

Through our members’ unwavering support of this worthwhile endeavor, we continue to provide successful programs year after year!

2021-22 ESSAY COMMITTEE AND JUDGES:*
Chip George, Comfort Research & Essay Committee Chair
Bill Coderre, Junior Achievement
Danielle DeWitt,  Spectrum
Brian Greenleaf, Sabo PR
Leslie Muller, Seidman, GVSU
*The Judges receive the essays anonymously for the selection process

SUPPORT THE CONTEST:

Patron: $1000  •  Donor: $500  •  Contributor: $250
  • Acknowledgment on our website.
    • Logo displayed at the Patron level.
    • Name listed at Donor and Contributor levels.
  • Recognition at the Econ Club luncheon and awards program on April 11, 2022.
DONATE HERE

2021-2022 HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST TOPIC:

How Will Workplace Culture Change in a Post-Pandemic Era to Recruit and Retain Talent?

  • FIRST PLACE – $3,000 + YMCA Teen Membership
  • SECOND PLACE – $2,000 + YMCA Teen Membership
  • THIRD PLACE – $1,000 + YMCA Teen Membership
  • FOURTH PLACE – $500 each (10 winners)

DEADLINE: Email submission to essay@econclub.net by:
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 12 p.m.

See full ENTRY REQUIREMENTS and CRITERIA:

Essay Contest Sponsors

PATRON:

DONOR:

Art Betancourt
Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan
Comfort Research
Tina Freese Decker
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
J.C. Huizenga
Jeff and Debra Maddox
Meijer
Tim and Karen O’Donovan
Joe & Kristin Ponstein 
RDV Corporation 
Reagan Marketing + Design
UFP Industries Foundation
Wolverine Worldwide 

CONTRIBUTOR:

Bill and Cheryl Coderre
Tim and Ping Liang
Northern Trust
Rockford Construction 
Sabo PR
Watkins, Ross & Co.

The Annual Essay Contest Has Had:

Essay Contest Award Photo Gallery

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Thank You Essay Contest Partners!