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

At RISE, our customers – hardworking college-educated professionals – have fewer options to make progress financially because they have low credit scores. While we offer tools and resources to improve their financial futures, we know that the best way to avoid these challenges is to not suffer from a low credit score in the first place.

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.

Program cutoff will be the first 1,000 applications submitted or the May 1, 2020 deadline, whichever is first.

 

How Can You Earn a Scholarship?

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship is open to students from a variety of backgrounds.

 

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 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale

 

Essay Topic

Step 1: Eligible students must complete the RISE Financial Progress Course.

Step 2: After completing the course, eligible students must answer 10 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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Timeframe to apply for the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship is open to college applicants once each year.

You can complete the financial course and submit an application within the following timeframe:

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Open until May 1, 2020 or until 1,000 applications have been submitted, so act quick!

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To Apply

Click and follow the button below to the Rise Financial Progress Course. Upon completion of the course you will be directed to the application to submit your essay.

   

    

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.