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.



Thank you everyone!

Thank you everyone who entered our scholarship competition which ended at midnight on April 15th. We've received over 10,000 applications (many submitted in the days leading up to the deadline) and it will take our vounteer judges some time to read each and every essay. We expect to announce the winners by May 30th June 14th and will post that information here. Thank you again to everyone who applied and we wish you the best of luck!


Only a few more days left!

We hope everyone has gotten in their applications. The deadline is April 15, 2011 -- only a few days away. One question we get often is what happens if you submit more than one application? We will only use the most recent and/or complete application that we have on file. So if you've accidentally or intentionally submitted more than one app, rest assumed that we will only judge your most recent and complete app. Good luck everyone. Check back for updates once the deadline passes!


Happy New Year

We want to wish everyone a happy new year and wonderful 2011. We're very pleased at the wonderful response we've received about our scholarship program. We're about 4 1/2 months away from the deadline (April 15, 2011) and we have more than 1,000 great applications. Our judges have been busy reviewing all submitted applications. If you have not applied, please click on the "application" link to view our application. Good luck and happy new year!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

We at the College JumpStart Scholarship Fund want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. We know that many of you will be using the time to find scholarships and work on ways to pay for college. We salute everyone who is working hard and putting in the effort to make their dreams of a higher education possible.


We received our 250th application

We are very proud to announce that we just received our 250th completed application for the College JumpStart Scholarship. We know our judging panel is anxious to review all of the wonderful applications that we've already received. We know that you (the applicant) work hard on these applications and we will be reading each and every one of them. Good luck and if you haven't applied, don't procrastinate. Apply today!