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2022 Massachusetts Student Essay Contest Announced

November 26, 2021 - News

On behalf of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, we are pleased to announce the 2022 Massachusetts Credit Unions Student Essay Contest for seventh and eighth-grade students. Eight winning essays will be chosen, and there will be an awards ceremony to honor the contest winners in the spring!

“Your community, your country, and the entire world continues to battle the effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Everyone has experienced changes in how we work, how we learn, how we socialize and credit unions have worked hard to continue to serve their members’ varied financial needs under very challenging circumstances – remote workers, sick or caregiving staff, covid restrictions such as masks, social distancing, and protective barriers, etc. Please share the three biggest covid impacts in your own life and how you have challenged yourself to overcome them.”

Deadline: Students must submit their completed entry form and essay by January 24, 2022. It may be dropped off at any UMassFive branch, or emailed to, or mailed to UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, Attn: Cait Murray PO Box 1060, Hadley MA, 01035. For questions, please email

Please download the following Documents:

Essay Contest Instructions Essay Form

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