Driven Coffee Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 3

Here at Driven Coffee, we believe in supporting both our local community and those around the world. That is why we donate 5% of all web sales to our partner causes.

We are driven to make the world a better place by empowering coffee farmers with fair pricing through stable, long-term partnerships.


This scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students only. Applicants must be studying at a college, university, community college, or trade school in the United States or Canada. Proof of enrollment is required, such as a transcript, declaration of major, or a letter of intent to enroll. Along with proof of enrollment, applicants must also submit the three essays outlined below.

The scholarship recipients will be announced January 31st, 2024.

Bi-Annual Scholarship

Submit three short essays and proof of enrollment by December 31st, 2023. Recipients will be announced by January 31st, 2024. Good luck!


Submit three short essays (suggested 500 words per essay) and proof of enrollment via on the online application form linked below.

Applicants must answer all three essays.


Describe a time when you were pushed outside of your comfort zone.

What did you learn from it?


If you could have coffee with any person – dead or alive – who would you pick? Why?

What would you discuss?


Describe what it means to be a leader. Explain a time where your leadership abilities were put to the test.


The Scholarship Award: The $500, $250, and $100 awards will be announced January 31st, 2024, and disbursed by check to the college or university at which the awarded student is enrolled. The award must be used for tuition, academic fees, text books, school supplies, or other required items for the student’s education.

Eligibility: Only undergraduate students enrolled full-time at a college, university, community college, or trade school within the United States or Canada are eligible for this scholarship. If the applicant fails to meet all the enrollment and/or eligibility requirements of this scholarship, the award may be revoked at the discretion of Driven Coffee and awarded to another eligible applicant.

Award Criteria: Essays will be reviewed and judged by Driven Coffee employees. The selected recipients will be based on their responses to the three essays. The student applicants who best answers the essay questions will be awarded the scholarship (“best” is subject to the discretion of Driven Coffee employees who will be reviewing the essay submissions, in comparison to the other applicant’s essays). The deadline to apply to our Fall 2023 Scholarship is December 31st, 2023 at 11:59PM CST. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason.

Awarded Applicant: The students selected to receive the award will be notified via email and phone on or before January 31st, 2024. The scholarship recipients will be listed on the Driven Coffee website and may be publicized across other Driven Coffee properties (including but not limited to: social media, blog posts, and partner media outlets). Scholarship recipients from previous years may also be mentioned across various Driven Coffee properties.

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