2016 Winner: Our winner is Maria V. D., who is attending San Diego State University! Congratulations!
2017 Scholarship: NOW OPEN!
Deadline: December 1st, 2017 (see details below)
Hard work, business savvy, and a passion for traveling the world has earned us a successful business and a means of flying in style. We know first-hand how difficult it can be to pay for the education you need for the life you want.
That’s why we’ve decided it’s time to give back to our dedicated readers who are pursuing higher education.
If you’re interested in earning a scholarship worth $1,000, keep reading to find out how you can win this prize!
How To Apply For This Scholarship
Entering your name into the running for this exciting offer is simple: you just need to write a 1,000-word essay about yourself. We want to know who you are and what plans you have for your education.
Tell us your story, and give us an idea of where you see yourself in 10 years once you’ve finished your education.
Most of all, show us what makes you unique and uniquely qualified for this scholarship.
Have fun with it, and be sure to tell us how you’ve been using our point-earning tactics to travel!
Please include a section in your essay detailing what you’ll use the money for.
To qualify, you’ll need to be a current student. When you’ve finished your essay, please email it to email@example.com along with the following information:
- School you’re attending
- Your major
- Expected graduation date
- Phone number
- Email address
This scholarship is open to candidates from the U.S. only. Keep in mind that because we receive so many applications, we won’t be able to contact you or reply to your submission unless you are the winner of the scholarship.
Please refrain from emailing us asking if we received your application.
By providing us with the information required for the scholarship, you consent to letting us use the information you provided solely for the purpose of offering a scholarship, should you be chosen to receive it.
Your information will not be used for any other purpose than to award the scholarship and report to the proper tax authorities.
For those looking to understand and build your credit score as you finish college and start your careers, we suggest looking over our detailed credit building guide.
If your credit score is already healthy (700+) and you wish to travel, then we recommend you start collecting Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
Many of you will understandably (and sensibly!) want to keep your expenses to a minimum, which makes the credit cards with no annual fee an even more attractive offer, including the Chase Freedom Unlimited℠.
One of the best low-annual-fee credit cards to start off with is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, but take a look at our other travel reward credit cards too. (Avoid cards with a high annual fee like the Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card).
For those of you who have that entrepreneurial spirit and are starting a business, it’s very hard to beat the rewards offered by the Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card when it comes to business credit cards.
You can find out more about how the points you earn in these programs work in our Chase Ultimate Rewards Review.
All these cards will help you not only to improve your financial position (when used correctly), but they’ll help you earn points to begin traveling. Once you have enough points, you can research trips using Google Flights or other booking tools (like Costco Travel) to find options for exploring the world!
You may also want to look at the Global Entry program, especially if you are planning to travel abroad for studying, work, or pleasure.