What is the iOme (I Owe Me) Challenge?
Watch this space for details about the next Challenge
We’ll have updated information about the next iOme Challenge posted here in October 2020. In the meantime, get your team together and find a faculty advisor! Check out this website, especially the frequently asked questions page for answers to common questions.
“Since participating in the iOme Challenge, I was awarded the Truman Scholarship and will also be interning with the Senate HELP Committee. Both of these accomplishments have been directly made possible by the iOme Challenge and the way it helped spark a passion in me for the subject of retirement policy. For that, I am very grateful for the work your organization (WISER/iOme) is doing!”
– Evan Avila, 2018 iOme Challenge Winner from the University of Maryland Baltimore County
The iOme Challenge was started in 2009. In 2016, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER®) took on the management of the iOme Challenge, and continues to expand its reach and impact.
Honorable Mention 2020
Congratulations to Emily Hower, who was awarded Honorable Mention for her essay calling for strengthening and improving Social Security, particularly for women and low-wage workers. Emily is an architecture student at Ball State University. Read Emily’s essay.