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Cost and Financial Aid

RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $3,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge and educate others about personal finance.

How Can You Earn a Scholarship?

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship is open to students from a variety of backgrounds.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Be a full-time or part-time university student; or enrolled to start at an eligible career school, college or university next term.
Have a GPA of at least 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale

Essay Topic

Step 1: Eligible students must complete the RISE Financial Progress Course.

Step 2: After completing the course, eligible students must answer 10 questions based on the course and write a 750-word essay on the following topic:

“In around 750 words, tell us about the financial courses you have completed and describe how you will be able to utilize it in your personal life. Have you helped anyone else with what you learned in these valuable financial courses? Do you feel it will help you achieve your long-term financial goals?”

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