The 2021 Give a Spot Scholarship application is open! This scholarship is granted on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as you can.
The Give a Spot Scholarship program awards motivated 2nd – 11th grade students a full-tuition scholarship (up to $750) to attend professionally taught academic programs in various subjects, including reading, writing, math, science, computer languages, foreign languages, and ESL. Classes also include extracurricular activities such as public speaking, debate, chess, music, and drawing. The exact amount of the scholarship depends on the regular tuition of the academic program the scholarship recipient takes.
Students do not apply for specific academic programs; instead, they apply for a Give a Spot Scholarship. We will work with our business partners to place students into a program that will work best for them based on their availability, location, interests, and skill level.
Who should apply
Students in grades 2-11 or between the ages of 8 to 15 who have shown high motivation to study despite financial or other family difficulties. We will evaluate the applicant's complete profile. Giveducation does not use an absolute cut-off when it comes to grades, level of accomplishment, household income, or any other factors.
How to apply
The 2021 Summer Give a Spot Scholarship application is open. This scholarship is granted on a rolling basis, so apply early.
Students should apply using the online application here. We will provide updates about the student's scholarship application status via email and text message.
If you're a motivated student who feels like taking after-school classes and summer programs is financially out of reach, the Giveducation Scholarship is made for you.
Take professionally taught classes for free
Giveducation partners with learning centers to give you free access to their best classes. With our partners, we're proud to offer a large catalog of courses, including reading, writing, math, science, computer languages, foreign languages, and ESL. Classes also include extracurricular activities such as public speaking, debate, chess, music, and drawing. Scholarship recipients get to choose what they want to learn.
A scholarship, no strings attached
Scholarship recipients are connected with Giveducation partners to begin taking classes — it's that simple. Students don't pay anything and aren't obligated to take additional classes in the future.
Who should apply
We are awarding scholarships to grade school students who demonstrate a strong motivation to learn but face financial or familial barriers to their education. The application process is a holistic review of your profile—we don't reject applicants just because they have mediocre grades or because their family earns more than a certain amount.
Grade Year Eligibility. In order to apply for the Giveducation Scholarship, students must be entering grades 2-11. Students outside of this age range are welcome to apply for free tutoring.
Residence Eligibility. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or students who attend school in the United States. We are unable to offer the scholarship to students who live outside of the United States.
Scholarship recipients typically come from households that earn less than $85,000 annually for a family of four. This is not a strict cut-off, and we have awarded scholarships to students who feel they face significant financial hardship regardless of household income. We take the following criteria into consideration:
Number of people supported by the household income
Number of students in the family who currently attend college
Unemployment or changes to household income
Free or reduced-price lunch eligibility
Circumstances like high medical bills or disaster repair
We consider the following when reviewing applications:
Participation in extracurricular, community, or service activities
Jobs worked to support family
Accomplishments, honors, and awards received
Leadership roles in activities or jobs
Level of motivation demonstrated in personal statement
How to apply
Fill out the application form, where you'll provide your contact information, academic information, and personal statement. It's a quick and easy process. Once you submit your application, our team will review it. We will contact all applicants about the status of their application within 48 hours. You will receive an email with one of the following statuses:
Accepted. Your application was reviewed and Giveducation has awarded you the Giveducation Scholarship. We will continue communications with scholarship recipients to match them with one of our partners to begin classes.
Pending. Giveducation needs more information to review your application. We will let you know what information to provide.
Declined. Your profile didn't fit that of a Giveducation Scholar, or we were unable to accept any more Scholars. Rejected applicants are welcome to apply for free tutoring.
What grades do I need to get the Giveducation Scholarship?
There is no strict grade cut-off. We base scholarships based on the motivation you demonstrate in your application. The personal statement is a great place for you to tell us what you're passionate about.
My family makes above $85,000 a year. Can I still apply?
Definitely. We give scholarships to students whose families make above $85,000 as long as they demonstrate how they've faced significant finnancial hardship.
When is the application deadline?
We grant the Giveducation Scholarship on a rolling basis, so there is no application deadline. We do encourage students to apply as early as possible so we have more spots available at our partner classes.
Does it cost money to apply?
No. The application process is completely free. There are also no costs associated with being a Giveducation Scholar.
How many scholarship spots are available right now?
The number is constantly changing depending on partner availability. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible.
What classes can I take with a Giveducation Scholarship?
You get to choose what class you want to take from our catalog. We have partners that offer classes in reading, writing, math, science, computer languages, foreign languages, and ESL. Classes also include extracurricular activities such as public speaking, debate, chess, music, and drawing.
How much is the scholarship worth?
Scholarship recipients get to choose a class provided by our partners. These classes can range up to $750.
Where do I apply?
Apply using the online form here.