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Scholarship Application

First Name

Last Name

Student Status

Primary career goal for going to school?

What type of degree will you earn?

Are you or would you study online?

High School Graduation / GED Year






Phone Number

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Date of Birth


Three (3) sentence essay. In three sentences or less, please answer: "Why are you getting your degree?"

Bonus: Check this box to also be entered into Zinch's weekly $1,000 college scholarship.

Official Rules


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently full- or part-time students. Applicants must be age 17 years or older. There is no maximum age limit.


  • Next Deadline: April 30, 2014

How Often You Can Enter

We know the essay requirement does not allow for many words. We want you to focus on the most important reason for getting your degree. Nevertheless, we realize that some of you may want to say more. Therefore, you may submit more than one entry. We will judge all completed entries. Just use some common sense--under a dozen entries are fine. Any more and the judges may start to question your "focus" for going to school.

Award Amount

The first place award is a $1,500 scholarship which will be paid directly to the applicant or designated school.