2017 ValuePenguin Scholarship

As of right now (8/29/2018) We are not planning on running the scholarship for the 2019 Academic Year.

How To Apply

To be considered for the scholarship, submit a 500 to 750 word response (for a total word count of 1,000 to 1,500) to each of the following two questions:

  • What’s a non-essential item or activity you splurge on regularly in college? How much do you think you’ve spent on it since starting college and do you think it’s worthwhile?
  • If you had to teach a personal finance class to college students, what are the top three topics you would cover and why?

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 15, 2017.

Please use the form above to submit your responses (if the form does not display above, please click here to access it).


The scholarship is available to all students currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate program. Only one entry is permitted per applicant.

For questions or issues accessing the form, you can email us at [email protected] However, we receive a large volume of emails and may not be able to respond to each question or inquiry. Winner(s) will be announced by February 2018. We will only notify the winner of the scholarship.

Please refrain from e-mailing us your scholarship application or asking whether we have reviewed your application.

2016 Scholarship Winner

Jeffrey Wang
SchoolUniversity Of Utah
Expected Graduation Date2020
Double MajorChemistry and Management
Career GoalsGo to law school and run for office

“Most college students want to experience the world and travel as much as possible. However, traveling is very expensive so many students either don’t travel or pay too much to travel. I have solved this by seeking out internships and programs that allow me to travel for little to no cost. By participating in these programs, I am able to travel, gain experience, and save money. For example, my current internship has taken me to Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, and Zion’s National Park for different work related activities for no cost. This is a great way to travel and save money. Another way to travel for cheap is to find service abroad programs outside of the university. Most university study abroad or travel programs are very high cost. However, outside programs with organizations such as ILP or HelpIntl have very low costs that allow you to do service, travel for long periods of time, and gain experience in another culture. Honestly, there is no downfall to utilizing these tips since you get to travel at little to no cost.”

- Jeffrey’s tips for saving on travel while in college

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