Scholarship, $1,000-$5,000

If you can write a mean essay then the scholarship is for you. First prize takes home $5,000 and second through fifth each snag a nice $1,000. All you have to do is write an essay on their topic of choice and you can enter to win.

Their topic?

“The foreclosure crisis that swept the nation several years ago claimed countless well-to-do homeowners, who were forced out of their houses when the economy hit rock-bottom. Those victims, along with the economy, are now beginning to slowly recover. And with collective home prices — and interest rates — still at very attractive levels, these “foreclosure victims” have transitioned into potential “boomerang buyers.” How can these buyers with checkered pasts best take advantage of the current desirable real estate market conditions? There are a several actions these “boomerang buyers” can take to get back into home ownership. Please describe in your own words how the “rent-to-own” option, among others, might best benefit these folks until they are ready to go “all in” on another mortgage.”

Find out more information on their site at This one is also coming up quick with applications due on December 15th! Open to undergrads only.Foreclosure-Clean-Outs-With-Stand-Up-Guys-Junk-Removal

*Please note that this scholarship is not affiliated with Stony Brook University or the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. Any questions or correspondence regarding this scholarship should be sent to them via


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