Freedom Financial Network Scholarships

We are excited to announce our $50,000 Freedom Financial Network Scholarship Program, which will help some families afford college education without taking on additional debt.

These three scholarships will provide funds that can be used for any and all costs related to education (tuition, textbooks, room and board, even living expenses) and will be awarded to 3 deserving students this spring:

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Freedom Financial Network Scholarship Silver icon
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Who is Eligible?

These scholarships are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen years old and meet the following requirements at the time of entry:

  • You are a graduating high school senior or a college fresh person, sophomore, or junior planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study during the entirety of the 2020-2021 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • You have a minimum grade point average (“GPA”) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • You are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.

How to Apply

To apply for a Freedom Financial Network Scholarship, you must answer the following question in 750 words or less. You can upload a Word Document or PDF to submit your essay.

Write an essay describing how the cost of education and taking on student loan debt have influenced your attitude and choices about your college education.

Important Dates

Application Opens – January 15, 2020
Application Closes – April 15, 2020
Winners Selected – May 6th, 2020

As the cost of college has increased, so has the reliance on student loans to fund a college education. In the United States, more than 45 million Americans have outstanding student loan debt totaling more than $1.6 trillion.

At Freedom Financial Network, we know all too well how student loan debt is keeping people from living their best life. But we also know that student loans are sometimes the only option for families facing college costs they cannot afford any other way.

Resources

Since Freedom Financial Network is committed to helping as many students and families as we can, we put together this list of websites that also offer information and resources for financial aid:

General Information and Scholarship Programs

FinAid has links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.

Scholarships.com has helped students find money for college as well as learn about the entire financial aid process.

Fastweb is an online resource connecting you to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

StudentAid.gov has information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

College Affordability Guide’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

Scholarship America provides information and resources for your scholarship search.

KnowHow2GO has complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.

Chegg is a place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.