RU Money-Smart Contest Winner: Stefany Nieto

We were overwhelmed by the thought, creativity, and meaning put into the 70+ submissions we received for the #RUMoneySmart $1000 Visa Gift Card contest in January. It was really difficult to pick a winner, since many of you talked about the costs associated with being a student these days, whether it was equipment you needed to complete your course work, the cost of travel or research as a graduate student, or how to make your personal projects and philanthropic ventures flourish. Believe us when we say we wish we could award everyone with the cash to help you achieve your goals!

In the end, we had to pick one winner, and we’re thrilled to announce that Stefany Nieto is one step closer to achieving her dream for 2015. Stefany is working on a project to create meaningful and sustainable change to communities in Northern Canada, and we and RBC Canada are happy to support her work with the $1000 Visa Gift Card. You can see Stefany’s contest entry below. Congratulations, Stefany! We’re looking forward to seeing the successes of your project!

But wait, there’s more! As a special surprise, RBC Canada also has two $100 Runner Up prizes to award.

RBC and RU Student Life have selected Katryn Go as our first runner-up winner, whose entry was brave and discussed her ongoing challenge with mental illness and the ways she’s working to make 2015 a better year for her mental health. Congratulations, Kat! You can see Kat’s entry, here:

Finally, our second runner-up winners are Vicky Liu & Zach Marcovici, whose entry listed 15 goals for 2015 and got us thinking we should all focus on many of their goals. Congratulations, Vicky & Zach!

We want to thank everyone who submitted to our contest, we were really impressed with your entries. Best of luck with everything you do in 2015 and beyond.