2020 Side Hustlin' Student Scholarship Finalists
We're proud to offer an annual scholarship of $2,500 to new and current college students. We will also offer a runner-up scholarship of $1,000.
The goal of the scholarship is to recognize and award individuals who are both pursing higher education while working hard to achieve their dreams financially. We want to hear about the creative and passionate ways that individuals are working towards their dreams - both literally and figuratively.
This scholarship is not about how much money someone is earning at their side hustle. In fact, little consideration will be given to that. It doesn't matter if your side hustle is earning $100 or $100,000. What matters is your effort, thought process, and goals. We want to know your story. Learn more about the detailed requirements here.
The scholarship winner and runner up will be selected on July 31, 2020 by the article that generates the most "buzz", as determined by website traffic it receives. Applicants are encouraged to generate support for their story through friends and family. Top entrants attract influencers to share their story. Remember, this scholarship is about hustle, so entrants are encouraged to show off their marketing skills.
Note: The scholarship will return in 2021, with entries eligible starting January 1, 2021.
The 2020 Side Hustlin' Scholarship Finalists
Here are the finalists for 2020:
Here are the 2019 Side Hustlin' Scholarship Winners:
Winner: Alexis L. - From Piggy Bank to Making Bank
Runner Up: Cade D. - Mowing Lawns and More
The winner and runner up for 2018 were:
- Winner: Cody C. - Creating Viral Memes and Selling Merchandise on the Side
- Runner Up: McKenzie A. - YouTube Cartoon Side Hustling To Working At Cartoon Network
The winner of the 2017 Side Hustlin' Scholarship was Jessica Vanek with her article "Getting Paid To Sing The National Anthem".
The runner up for 2017 was Tana Zapf, with her article "Selling Handmade Scarves To Performing At A Big Wedding".
Congratulations to the winners and everyone who submitted a story.
2021 Side Hustlin' Student Scholarship
The 2021 Side Hustlin' Student Scholarship will be offered again next year. Submissions will be accepted starting January 1, 2021, and must be received by March 31, 2021. You can learn more about the Side Hustlin' Student Scholarship Opportunity here.