$1,000 College Scholarship presented by eStudentLoan. Open to all college students!
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$1,000 College Scholarship

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To apply to win our college scholarship, we need to know a little about you. Click "Apply Now" to get started.

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Write the Entry Essay

Submit an essay with 250 words or less in response to our prompt question.

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Submit Your Entry

Deadline to submit online applications is March 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and the winner will be announced on or around May 31, 2022

Applying for Scholarships

Figuring out how to fund a college degree and manage student debt might be challenging, not to mention a distraction from your studies. Scholarships for students may help if available and you qualify, but many are difficult to find and require lengthy applications. EStudentLoan.com believes in the value of graduate education for everyone and we want you to succeed. That’s why we made our Scholarships Essay Contest application fast and easy.

Interested? Then start brainstorming! All you need to do to apply is submit an essay of about 250 words answering the following question: Describe what makes you unique.

The writer of the best essay, as determined by our scholarships panel, will be awarded a $1000 scholarship toward the cost of their college degree program.


Can I Apply More Than Once to the EStudentLoan Scholarship?

Applicants are allowed to submit one essay per cycle. Your essay must be unique and not published anywhere.

What Is the Judging Criteria for the Scholarship?

We are looking for well written essays. The essay must clearly and creatively addresses the essay topic. Judging is based on:

  • Writing ability: 25%
  • Creativity: 25%
  • Originality: 25%
  • Overall excellence: 25%

How Many Scholarships Will Be Awarded?

There will be one winning essay each year. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to help fund their college education. Winning essays will be posted on our site.

I’m a Part Time Student. Am I Still Eligible?

Yes! As long as you are enrolled in a college program by the semester noted in the terms. And, are 18 years or older. 

When Will the Winner Be Notified?

Generally winners are informed within 90 days of the submission deadline.

How Do I Redeem if I Win?

Winners are issued a scholarship voucher that is good until the posted expiration date. Once you are enrolled, you can submit the voucher for payment. An ACH payment is then issued payable to the college on behalf of the student.