Entering and paying for a college nowadays is not that easy to do as numerous challenges have emerged in the ways of college students, both financially and academically. To illustrate this more, educational demands by universities are rapidly increasing while tuition fees and other expenses also continue to rise.
Fortunately, different sectors have been providing their own solutions to make college education more accessible to people today. Online universities now offer internet courses that may lead to an online bachelor degree which brings education to the comforts of your home. Aside from having an online bachelor degree, you may also choose to apply for scholarships provided by universities or even companies.
The Motley Fool is a financial service company that guides, educates, and provides financial advice to their clients, usually investors and other people in need of financial services. Driven by their mantra of “Educate. Amuse. Enrich.” The Motley Fool provides numerous programs of helping people financially either directly through grants for school or through giving advice. In line with this, the company recognizes the fact that finances can heavily challenge people and hinder them from reaching their dreams such in the case of college where a lot of students are not able to study due to financial constraints, hence, The Motley Fool College Student Award.
The Motley Fool College Student Award is a scholarship program created by The Motley Fool in order to provide assistance to financially bright but financially challenged students. There will be 21 grants that would be given, one of which is the top price which would amount to $10,000. The remaining 20 grants would all amount to $1000 each. If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, either part-time or full, in the US, then you are eligible to apply for these grants for school.
In order to apply for the grant, you would need to showcase your financial and practical skills by creating a 500-1000 word essay for the company’s website. According to the scholarship’s official webpage at https://www.fool.com/about/college-student-award-10000/ the essay should discuss the following:
– What do people get wrong when they talk to millennials about money?
– What’s the next big thing/company/stock?
– What do you think is the biggest problem with the tech industry right now?
Through the essay, the applicant must be able to fully express his/her ideas and values. Aside from the essay, The Motley Fools also requires applicants to submit one supplement to showcase his/her personality by creating a short video, an article, or any visual material that informs the world on how to invest better.