To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student;
2) U.S. citizen or legal resident;
3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S.
4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

If you meet all of the above requirements, we invite you to apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship.


The College JumpStart Scholarship competition is held every year and the deadline is October 17 and April 15 of each year.

The deadline for the current College JumpStart Scholarship is midnight October 17, 2019.


The scholarship is currently OPEN.


The College JumpStart Scholarship is funded by corporate donations. We do not accept contributions from individuals. If you are a corporation and would like to make a contribution please contact us.

Welcome to the College JumpStart Scholarship Program

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

The deadline for the competition is October 17, 2019. When you are ready to apply, please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY.



Accepting Applications for the Fall 2019 Scholarship 

Our fall 2019 scholarship competition is currently accepting applications. All applications must be submitted online. The deadline is midnight October 17, 2019. We will notify all winners directly about six weeks after the close of the competition. Thank you and good luck!


Spring 2019 (Deadline April 15) Scholarship is O-P-E-N

We are happy to report that our spring 2019 scholarship is fully funded and we are currently accepting applications. Please click on the apply link to submit your application. If you applied for our fall 2018 award (deadline October 17) then know that your application is currently being judged. It takes us at least six weeks to read and score all of the essays and we will notify all of our winners directly. Also, even if you applied for our fall scholarship you can apply for our spring award as well. Good luck!


Fall 2018 Scholarship Is OPEN

Our fall 2018 scholarship program is now open and accepting applications. The deadline for this year's program is midnight October 17, 2018. To apply simply click on the "application" link and complete the application form. One common question we receive is what to do if you want to update your application. Unfortunately, we don't have an easy way to edit already submitted applications. However, you can always submit a new application at any time. All applications are judged individually and anonymously. Please don't abuse this and submit dozens of applications. But if you truly want ot need to submit another application just head over to the application page and submit a new application. Good luck!


Scholarship Applications Due Today

Our spring scholarship ends tonight at midnight, April 15, 2018. Please be sure to submit your applications by then for consideration. In a few days we will re-open our fall scholarship which is due October 17, 2018. Good luck to everyone who has applied!


Spring 2017-2018 Scholarship is Now OPEN

We have opened our spring scholarship! The deadline is April 15, 2018. However, we encourage all applicants to apply as early as possible. There is no advantage to applying late. In fact, applying early gives our judges more time to read your submissions. As you can imagine many applicants wait until the last minute and we get a flood of applications near the deadline which means our judges have less time to review those submissions. So get a jumpstart and apply today! Good luck!