Houston Student Wins National Financial Literacy Competition, Takes Home $120,000 College Scholarship

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By marketwatch.com

Angela Lin’s Persistence in the H&R Block Budget Challenge Will Pay Her College Tuition

High school senior Angela Lin thought a lot this year about the university she would attend. With two older brothers already in college, a mother who teaches, and a father working abroad to help cover costs for the family, she also worried about how she would pay her tuition. That all changed this week when Angela won the H&R Block Budget Challenge and earned $120,000 in college scholarships.

Lin, age 18, of Sugar Land, Texas, was named most “real-world ready” out of more than 150,000 high school students competing in the national personal finance competition this school year. Lin earned a $20,000 scholarship through the H&R Block program this fall and was surprised at the Clements High School year-end ceremony for graduating seniors to learn she had also earned the competition’s $100,000 grand prize.

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