Deadline: November 15, 2018

RewardExpert Offers Financial Wellness Scholarships for College Students

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

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$1,000 Scholarship

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The RewardExpert Financial Wellness Scholarship is established to help future or current students pursuing degrees in Finance, Accounting, Business, and Mathematics to prepare for careers in personal finance and financial fields.

The scholarship is designed to assist with the cost of tuition, room, or board.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to deserving future or current students with outstanding academic achievement who are applying to or attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college within the United States of America.

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Shape Created with Sketch. Scholarship Requirements

  • 1. Must be a future or current college student who is applying to or attending a 2- or 4- year accredited U.S. university during the 2017-18 school year.
  • 2. Minimum cumulative GPA must be 3.3/4.0.
  • 3. Applicants must be working towards earning degrees Finance, Accounting, Business, and Mathematics, and other fields related to personal finance careers.
  • 4. Fill out the short biographical information on the landing page and upload all required documents at the same time:
    • 2 Essays
    • Copy of official university or college transcript with school seal.
    • Recommendation letter by professor/academic advisor on school letterhead; signed, dated and including their contact information (max. 1 page).
  • 5. All documents must be submitted by November 15, 2018 (5:00 p.m. EST) via the scholarship landing page. No applications will be accepted through any other means. No late documents.

Group 5 Created with Sketch. Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the requirements for the student essays?

    The essays must each be 250 words or less, typed, and address these topics:

    • Essay #1: How do you plan to pursue a career in the personal finance industry?
    • Essay #2: What is the biggest personal finance challenge facing consumers today? What solution would you propose?

    Number your essays and copy the essay question at the top. Add your own title. Essays to be judged on mechanics, organization, and uniqueness.

  • What designates an official transcript?

    An official transcript must have recorded classes, grades, and grade point averages achieved starting from the first semester of your first year of college until your current semester. High school transcripts are accepted from high school applicants. The transcript must have a an official school seal. We accept scanned and uploaded transcripts via our application portal.

  • Who should write the recommendation letter? What factors are judged?

    A professor/academic advisor/guidance counselor can write the recommendation letter. It must be on academic letterhead; signed, dated and including their contact information. The letter must state the capacity in which the nominator knows the candidate and address these areas: academic ability, demonstrated leadership skills, community involvement/extracurricular activities/work experience, and personal qualities. *For the first-year college student or high school applicant, a teacher/guidance counselor can reflect on both the student’s high school and college involvement and be employed at either the high school or college level.

  • When will the scholarships be awarded? What is expected of the winners?

    The scholarship recipients will be announced online by December 30, 2018 and will be notified prior to this public announcement via email. The award winners will be expected to submit a short (<100 word) essay describing their future plans (course of study/career ambitions) and what the scholarship means to them. Recipients will also complete a Testimonial Release Form.

RewardExpert’s Spring 2018 Financial Wellness Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our scholarship recipient! This scholarship recognizes your efforts to impact and engage with the global community

Rachael M.

This fall, I will be continuing my education as a sophomore at the University of South Dakota. At USD, I am double majoring in accounting and economics, as well as minoring in business analytics. I am incredibly honored to be chosen as the recipient of the RewardExpert Financial Wellness Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship allows me to focus on what truly matters – my future. Instead of worrying about money, I will be able to concentrate on my business courses, as well as work on my personal finance internship.

— Rachael M.

RewardExpert’s Fall 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our scholarship recipient! This scholarship recognizes your efforts to impact and engage with the global community

Karina S.

RewardExpert gave me the funds I needed to study Italian in Italy. As a linguistics major interested in sociolinguistics, I immerse myself in cross-cultural and cross-linguistic environments to experience contrasts worldwide. Diversifying my cultural knowledge aids my career goal of traveling to fuse distinct backgrounds and find common ground in societal normatives and beliefs. After my graduation, I will first move to Lima, Peru and then work my way up the American continent to see contrasting cultures that are often grouped together as one. I will then move back to Europe with my family to continue linguistic academia studies.

— Karina S.

RewardExpert’s Spring 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients

We want to congratulate two deserving students for their achievements and ambitions. This scholarship recognizes their efforts to impact and engage with the global community

Renee Dominguez

I am a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos, and I plan on talking Travel Journalism and International Strategic Communication while studying abroad in London and Rome this summer. I am very excited to learn about journalism and communication in a foreign country because I truly believe in diversity in the workplace. I hope to learn as much as I can about the cultures in these countries while I am abroad to strengthen my understanding of the world around me. I expect this experience to help me improve in my storytelling and communication skills.

— Renee D.
Lorena Hernandez

I’m exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to travel abroad to Nepal, Jordan and Chile next semester, made possible largely by this generous scholarship. As an Economics major with minors in Education Policy and Poverty & Human Capability Studies at Washington and Lee University, I want to spend my life making other people’s lives better. I hope that my time abroad will give me insights into the most effective ways to make a difference, while exploring three beautiful cultures and connecting with individuals around the world. I could not be more excited for the adventures that next semester will bring.

— Lorena H.