The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship: Earn $3,000 To Help Pay for School

 

 

  

 

 

 

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $3,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge and educate others about personal finance.

 

 The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

We’ve developed the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship to help hardworking students achieve their dreams while also teaching as many students as possible what they need for long-term financial success.

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $3,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge – by taking a financial course – and sharing what they learn through a scholarship essay.  

Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship money to help pay for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, or even a new computer. 

Application deadline is May 3, 2021 or until 1,000 applications are submitted, whichever is first. 

 

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a full-time or part-time university student; or enrolled to start at an eligible career school, college or university next term.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale

 

Steps to Apply

Step 1:  Eligible students must complete the RISE Financial Program Course

Step 2:  After completing the course, eligible students must answer questions based on the course and write a 750-word essay on the following topic:

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“In around 750 words, tell us about the financial courses you have completed and describe how you will be able to utilize it in your personal life. Have you helped anyone else with what you learned in these valuable financial courses? Do you feel it will help you achieve your long-term financial goals?”

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Scholarship Deadline

The RISE Financial Progress is open to applicants once a year.  You must complete the financial course and submit an application within the following timeframe: 

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Open until May 3, 2021 or until 1,000 applications are submitted, whichever is first. Act fast!

   

    

Have a question? You can reach us at rise-scholarship@scholarshipamerica.org.

*Employees of RISE Credit, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to apply for the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship.