ValuePenguin/ValuePenguin Scholarship

The cost of education in the U.S. is on the rise. In addition, the National Center for Education Statistics reports that only 12.8% of undergraduate students receive private grants. These facts illustrate how difficult it is for many students across the nation to afford basic necessities, such as textbooks and transportation -- let alone tuition. In our coverage of personal finance, we have discovered how these issues have far reaching effects on an individual's financial well being. Oftentimes, they continue to be a burden well after graduation. That is why ValuePenguin is offering a $2,000 scholarship to eligible undergraduate students in the U.S. To be considered for the scholarship, submit a 500 to 750 word response (for a total word count of 1,000 to 1,500) to each of the following two questions: 1) Students encounter financial pitfalls of all types while attending colleges and universities. Explain a situation in which you spent too much (or not enough) money on a student expense and explain a creative solution you would share with future students. This could be something you did on your own or as part of a group. 2) How did you choose your college and/or major? Submit your responses to scholarships@valuepenguin.com along with the following information: Name School you are attending Expected graduation date Major and career goal E-mail address Phone number A picture of you Whether or not you are a first-generation college student Your responses can be included in the body of the e-mail or attached as a PDF or Word document (.doc, .docx).

Award Information

Award Amount
$2,000
Number of Awards
1 - 3
Application Deadline
November 10
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
0
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
Georgia, , Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization
Scholarship Manager
ValuePenguin
Address
600 Third Avenue Floor 8
City, State, Zip
New York, NY , 10016
E-mail
scholarships@valuepenguin.com
Website
Website

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