SmartAsset High School SmartStart Personal Finance Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$5,000
Application Deadline
Jun 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Jul 1, 2023
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
3.0 or higher
Education Level:
High school senior
3.0 or higher

SmartAsset’s mission is to help people get better financial advice, which it does by matching people with financial advisors and guiding them to educational content and calculators. It also means playing an active role in youth financial literacy. Since 2019 SmartAsset has mentored local high students in financial literacy with its SmartStart program, with the goal of empowering young people with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances. And now, SmartAsset is expanding its efforts with scholarships to support high school students interested in furthering their financial education.

As a fintech company focused on personal finance education, SmartAsset aspires to help high school students with financial need by supporting them throughout their college journey.

The rising cost of college tuition leaves many students with no choice but to take out student loans to afford a degree, leaving tens of millions of Americans saddled with debt. This scholarship aims to support high school students who are interested in furthering their education and getting a college degree.

This scholarship provides financial support to high school students with an interest in personal finance. Any high school senior who has a 3.0 GPA or higher, is planning to attend college, and is interested in continuing their financial education may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, please answer the following essay prompt with a 700-1,000 word essay:

What is the best piece of financial advice you have received and how do you plan to utilize that advice throughout your college career and beyond?

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published January 11, 2023