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.



Deadline is Tomorrow! Oct. 17th!

Our competition ends at midnight on October 17, 2012. If you have not submitted your application please do so before the deadline. We have received quite a few applications and anticipate it will take our judges at least 4-6 weeks to read through them all and select the winners. Good luck everyone!


The Fall Competition is Open

While our spring competition just closed, we have opened our fall competition to new applications. The deadline for the fall competition is midnight October 17, 2012. Our application process and eligibility requirements remain the same. In fact, as long as you are elibigible you can enter our current competition even if you already submitted an application for our spring deadline. Good luck to all!


Last Day to Enter

Today is our last day to enter our spring competition. We've received many great entries and our judges will be very busy reading, scoring and selecting our winners. Thank you to all who took the time to enter. If you have not entered you still have time as submissions are due today. Good luck!


Winners of the Fall Competition Posted

This year's competition took much longer to judge than previous competitions. In part it was due to the record number of applicants that we received. But it was also due to the extremely high quality of essays that were submitted. Our judges had to read and score each one and that took time. The good news is that we have selected and contacted all winners and posted their names to our winner's page. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who applied. Just a reminder: our spring competition is currently open and we welcome everyone who is eligible to apply.


Happy Holidays and an Appology

Happy holidays! A quick note that we have fallen behind in our judging of the fall competition which ended on Oct. 17th. We had hoped to already have winners selected ut our judges still have applications and essays to review. Our goal is to get all winners selected next month. Again, we apologize for the delay we know many of you are anxious to get some results. So are we!