Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

Crossword Hobbyist believes in education for all students–no matter their background. Making a successful crossword puzzle is incredibly challenging. We want to reward the creative thinking and hard work that goes into writing crosswords with our annual Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship.

Each year, we award a great prize to one talented student. Instead of the typical essay, our crossword scholarship is awarded to the best puzzle-maker. To apply, students must create and submit one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist according to the instructions below.

Awards and Prizes

Our annual scholarship winner receives a $1,000 tuition scholarship and a free, lifetime subscription to Crossword Hobbyist. Up to five finalists will also be awarded a free lifetime subscription to Crossword Hobbyist. Semi-finalists will receive an honorable mention on our website.

Eligibility and Rules

The Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship competition is open to all current or incoming undergraduate students who will be enrolled for the fall 2022 semester or quarter. We verify enrollment with the winner's school before dispersing the award.

To be considered for competition, all crosswords must be original, written solely by the applicant, and not previously published elsewhere. Additionally, they must be created and published publicly on Crossword Hobbyist following all instructions and guidelines outlined below.

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