RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
We’ve developed the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship to help hardworking students achieve their dreams while also teaching as many students as possible what they need for long-term financial success. The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $3,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge – by taking a financial course – and sharing what they learn through a scholarship essay. Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship money to help pay for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, etc.

Website: The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a full-time or part-time university student; or enrolled to start at an eligible career school, college or university next term
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale

Steps to Apply:
Step 1: Eligible students must complete the RISE Financial Program Course.
Step 2: After completing the course, eligible students must answer questions based on the course and write a 750-word essay on the following topic: “In around 750 words, tell us about the financial courses you have completed and describe how you will be able to utilize it in your personal life. Have you helped anyone else with what you learned in these valuable financial courses? Do you feel it will help you achieve your long-term financial goals?”

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
Questions? Please email rise-scholarship@scholarshipamerica.org