Prompt's $20,000 Scholarship

$10,000 Grand Prize and $2,000 Monthly Prize

The Easiest Scholarship Application Ever!


$10,000 Grand Prize
Awarded to the best overall essay and interview (deadline: January 15th, 2017)
$2,000 in Prizes
For our 14 Grand Prize Finalists
$2,000 Monthly Prize
Awarded to the best essay (deadline: 15th of every month through December 15th)

To be eligible, you must be in the process of applying to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Canada (see rules for details)

A word from Lane, last year's $10,000 recipient

Lane Tuck
When I was told that I was the recipient of Prompt's $10,000 Scholarship, I thought it was a joke. When I realized it wasn't, it became a life-changing opportunity and a catalyst for great academic potential. I plan on studying biochemistry at Texas A&M so that one day I may become an orthopedic surgeon.
—Lane Tuck
2015-16 $10,000 Recipient

Lane's father inspired him to write his essay, which he revised eleven times before turning in. Click here to read his moving piece!

Prompt is here to help you succeed

Prompt is the leading provider of feedback on college admissions essays. Our "Sages" have helped students get into nearly every top-50 university and earn millions in scholarships.

Every scholarship applicant receives free feedback to improve one essay.

The rules

  1. You may use any essay you’ve written; please don't write a new one. We don't have a specific essay prompt, but we recommend that you use a college admissions essay or some other essay that tells us about you as a person. You don't need an essay to start an application, but you need one to be eligible to win a prize.
  2. You must be applying for an undergraduate degree for enrollment at an accredited institution within the United States or Canada in 2017 (or 2018 if taking a gap year).
  3. You must earn 75 Merit to be eligible for a prize. Earning Merit is fun, easy, and helpful for rocking your college applications. Click here for a full explanation of what Merit is and how to earn it.
  4. Your GPA doesn't matter. Your activities and accolades don't matter. Only your essay and Merit total matter for the monthly prize. The $10,000 Grand Prize, awarded to one of the four $2,000 Monthly Winners or one of ten other Grand Prize Finalists we select, also requires a one-hour interview.

Click here for a full list of rules and terms

Applications are now closed.