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RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $5,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge and educate others about personal finance.

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship

At RISE, our customers – hardworking college-educated professionals – have fewer options to make progress financially because they have low credit scores. While we offer tools and resources to improve their financial futures, we know that the best way to avoid these challenges is to not suffer from a low credit score in the first place.

We’ve developed the RISE Financial Progress Scholarship to help hardworking students achieve their dreams while also teaching as many students as possible what they need for long-term financial success.

The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship awards five $5,000 scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a desire to improve their financial knowledge – by taking a financial course – and sharing what they learn – through a scholarship essay.

Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship money to help pay for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, or even a new computer.

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 then write a 500-word essay on the following topic:

“In around 500 words, tell us about the overall financial course you have completed and describe how you will be able to utilize it in your personal life. Which module was most interesting to you and why? Describe how this course will help you achieve your long-term financial goals?”