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 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
Number of Awards
1 - 3
Application Deadline
November 10
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
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

Scholarship Manager
600 Third Avenue Floor 8
City, State, Zip
New York, NY , 10016

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