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2020 Essay Contest Scholarship FAQ

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2020 Essay Scholarship FAQ


I am a foreign student, am I eligible?

No, applicants must be a United States citizen to be considered for this scholarship.

What about legal status? What if I don’t have a Social Security number or am an immigrant?

To apply for the scholarship and submit an essay, applicants must have a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.

Can I submit more than one essay?

No, each applicant can only submit one essay.

I just graduated high school, am I eligible?

No, applicants must have completed one semester or a minimum of 15 college credit hours at an attending institution.

I’m going to start my first semester, am I eligible?

No, each applicant must have completed 15 college credit hours or one semester at an attending institution to be eligible for this scholarship.

I transferred to a new university/college, am I eligible?

Yes, as long as the university/college is in the United States and you have completed one semester at your previous college/university.

What is the deadline?

The deadline is November 1, 2020. All essay submissions must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST.

Why do you need my photo?

Applicants must sign a marketing agreement to use their photo, name, and essay for commercial use.

How do I submit my essay?

Applicants can submit their essay and application form to this email:

When are the winners announced?

The winners will be announced on December 20, 2020.

How do winners receive their award payments?

Winners will receive a check that must be used for college-related expenses, such as tuition.


*Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2020*

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