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At the Survival Gearist we know the importance of higher education and pursuing educational goals for future success. Education, hard work, and entrepreneurial spirit has built us a way to enjoy what we love for work.

We also know first hand that it can tough to cover the costs of education on the way to success. That’s why we are excited to announce the creation of an annual college / technical school scholarship for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students seeking to pursue entrepreneurship.

If you are a hardworking student and interested in earning a scholarship worth $500, keep reading below to find out how you can win this exciting scholarship!

How To Apply For This Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship, applicant must submit a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay answering one of the following questions:

  1. How do you see entrepreneurs impacting the world today and how do you see yourself pursuing the path of entrepreneurship?
  2. What aspects of entrepreneurship influenced you to want to become an entrepreneur? Consider risk vs. reward and other motivating factors.
  3. What does it take to become an entrepreneur in the today’s world? How will a college education assist you in reaching your goals?

Consider being creative and tell us a story. We want to know how education will help direct your path in becoming an entrepreneur and where you see yourself in 10 years. A winning essay will be original, creative, and ultimately indicate to use what makes you uniquely qualified for this scholarship.

Please include a section in your essay stating how you’ll use the money towards school.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (High school or university) and be a current student enrolled at a U.S. high school, undergraduate, and graduate student. You must be a U.S. citizen.

Please submit your completed essay to scholarship@survivalgearist.com along with the following information:

  • Name
  • School name
  • Your field of study/major
  • Expected graduation date
  • Phone number
  • Mailing and email address

After a winner is chosen, proof of enrollment and GPA qualification will be confirmed. The selected winner must provide a digital scan of any of the following:

  • Letter from Admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead / official enrollment verification form / acceptance letter on school letterhead
  • Official transcript of records with cumulative GPA

Also, keep in mind that due to receiving a high number of 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.

Thank you, we look forward to reading your submissions!

Scholarship Dates & Submission

When: Now accepting submissions.

Where: Please send your essay to scholarship@survivaligearist.com

Deadline: The deadline for submitting essays is January 20, 2018.

The winner will be selected by February 20 and notified via email. For the winner, the prize must be claimed within one month of the notification date, after such another winner will be chosen.

Privacy Statement

By providing us with the information required to apply for the scholarship, you consent to letting us use the information 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.


About the Survival Gearist

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