Sound Money Defense League/Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program

Money Metals Exchange, a national precious dealer recently ranked Best in the USA, has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to help qualified students pay for the ever-rising costs of higher education. These groups have just introduced the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era, setting aside 100 oz. of physical gold for scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who display deep understanding of economics and monetary policy. Money Metals Exchange and the Sound Money Defense League will be awarding this scholarship to two incoming or current undergraduate students and two graduate students each year. Judged Scholarship Award: Undergraduate Student First Place: $2,000, Undergraduate Student Runner Up: $1,000, Graduate Student First Place: $2,000, Graduate Student Runner Up: $1,000; People's Choice Award, First Place: $500. Application, resume, and essay must be submitted by September 30, 2017. For more information, visit

Award Information

Award Amount
$500 - $2,000
Number of Awards
1 - 5
Application Deadline
September 30
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Assistant Director
Sound Money Defense League
15720 Brixham Hill Avenue
City, State, Zip
Charlotte, NC , 28277

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