We're proud to offer an annual scholarship of $2,500 to new and current college students. We will also offer a runner-up scholarship of $1,000.
Submissions will be accepted starting in February, with the winner selected in July.
The goal of the scholarship ;is to recognize and award individuals who are both pursing higher education while working hard to achieve their dreams financially. We want to hear about the creative and passionate ways that individuals are working towards their dreams - both literally and figuratively.
This scholarship is not about how much money someone is earning at their side hustle. In fact, little consideration will be given to that. It doesn't matter if your side hustle is earning $100 or $100,000. What matters is your effort, thought process, and goals. We want to know your story.
How To Apply For The Scholarship Opportunity
Here are the details on how to apply for the Side Hustlin' Student Scholarship Opportunity.
Applicants must submit a 1,000+ word essay about how you are earning extra income on the side of going to school. Topics can include anything from how you started a business, to why you decided to get a job, to how your parents encouraged you to work.
The best applicants will share a story about their life/dream/goals and how they endeavored to achieve it financially through work/side hustle/business venture.
;Here are a few guidelines to follow:
A) Essay must be your own work not previously published on any other website or publication
B) Applicants must either be enrolled or actively applying for enrollment to an undergraduate or graduate program.; Students at technical, community, and four-year colleges are welcome to apply.
C) All entries must be received by March 31, 2020.
D) Applicants must state the school they are or plan to attend
E) Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a name, address, phone number, and headshot to be included with article publication. Please include "Scholarship" in the subject line.
F) The entry should be in a word document, appropriately formatted (e.g. subheadings), with use of good spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Note: this is the biggest disqualifying reason we've seen in past years.
G) Essays will be screened, and the top essays will be published on The College Investor. The scholarship winner and runner up will be selected on July 31, 2020 by the article that generates the most social media "buzz", as determined by social shares and visitors to the article. Applicants are encouraged to generate support for their story through friends and family.