Rebuild Credit Scores Credit Literacy Scholarship
Rebuild Credit Scores is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity.
Who we are
Rebuildcreditscores.com was created in 2007 to provide FREE information for consumers as well as small business owners to rebuild credit history and improve credit scores. Credit scoring is a game. Learn the rules and win every time.
RebuildCreditScores.com wants to share knowledge to help you improve credit scores. Credit history has become intimately tied to financial well-being. Unfortunately many consumers know little about building and maintaining good credit. It’s not a subject taught in school — but it should be. Access to credit is an important tool for wealth accumulation and for establishing the resources to withstand short-term economic hardships.
Even if you use cash, there’s no avoiding your credit score.
About this scholarship
We are happy to announce the Rebuild Credit Scores Credit Literacy Scholarship.
This scholarship program is an opportunity for U.S. college students to earn $1,000 towards education costs of the college they attend.
This scholarship is not limited to any particular major, and all majors can apply. We encourage study and learning across all disciplines.
2018 Rebuild Credit Scores Credit Literacy Scholarship
To be eligible to participate, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Content must be written in English only
Contest is open to applicants aged 19 or older who reside in the United States
Contest is open to applicants who currently attend a two-year or four-year college or university in the 2017-2018 school year
We have no cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement
If you would like to be considered for scholarship opportunities, please complete the following steps:
Rebuild Credit Scores’ $1000 Essay Scholarship
Please address the following topic in an essay:
Problem: Most states fall short when it comes to teaching personal finance concepts including how credit works to high school students. In fact, the 2017 Financial Report Card from Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy gave just five states — Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia — an A grade for their efforts in teaching topics like using credit safely, saving for retirement, investing and navigating the financial decisions that typically occur in a person’s lifetime. Subsequently, young adults entering college often have little knowledge of credit, credit scores and credit cards.
Questions: (1) What did you learn about credit, credit scores and credit cards either in your home or in high school; and (2) What are creative ways that schools, communities or parents can educate young adults about credit and the use of credit cards prior to entering college?
800 – 1,200 words; please note the word count at the end of the essay. Only one essay submission per student; multiple submissions will disqualify the applicant.
Submit your essay in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a cover letter with your full name, maiing address and telephone phone number, also in pdf format. Put “Scholarship” in the subject field.
Submissions must come from your school (.edu) email address.
Submissions in languages other than English will not be accepted.
Your area of study and name of the school you attend.
Proof that you are a student of the school you specified – (1) Copy of school identification and (2) Official or Unofficial Transcript
Contest begins May 1, 2018
Submissions must be received by October 31, 2018
Email your submission to email@example.com
One winner will be selected to receive the scholarship. The winner will be selected by Rebuild Credit Scores staff.
Evaluation will be based on many factors, including:
Compelling response with real-life examples
Well-written and well-organized essay
Winner selection is based on our sole determination. We reserve the right to modify or change any prize amount or value at any time.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on our website.
The winner must submit a profile photo to be published on our site in the “Scholarship Winners Section.”