Are you a college student who could use some cash for your educational expenses? (Or do you know someone like that?) Read on.

We are offering $500 annual scholarships to students across the United States. The new program is open to any student who is enrolled in a college or university as a full-time student.

You don’t have to be a left-handed student under 5-feet tall from the Upper Northwest. You don’t have to have a 5.0 GPA, nor do you have to submit letters of recommendation from your pastor, congressman and grandmother.

All you have to do is put together a 1,000-word essay on the topic of “What does being an entrepreneur mean to you?” Winners will be chosen based on originality, creativity, content, writing sophistication, and relevance to the essay topic.

And you have until March 2022 to submit it – and as we said, be a full-time student in the United States. (See the full rules here.)

The winning essay will be published on Rising Innovator ( along with the student’s name and photo.

Why are we doing this? This fits in perfectly with the mission of Rising Innovator to provide resources for young entrepreneurs and their mentors, Our goal with this scholarship is to help a student with entrepreneurial aspirations. This is our way of giving back to the community.

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