Grad school level professionals with more than $100,000 of student debt deserve scholarships too.
You’ve had to handle living expenses without an income, watch your interest accrue while you’re trying to study, and deal with more debt than most people will take out for their mortgage.
The whole point of Student Loan Planner is to help borrowers who owe six figures on their student loans.
That’s why we’re giving away 15 scholarships in 2019.
Who is Eligible for this Student Loan Scholarship?
Please read the requirements carefully
- Currently owe six figures of student loans, AND
- Be an active student for the 2019-2020 school year, OR have recently graduated this spring or summer, OR be an existing client of Student Loan Planner
Fourteen scholarships (one per each bulleted group) will go to the fields of study below:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Chiropractic / Naturopathic Doctor / Acupuncturist
- Mental Health Counselor / Social Worker / Speech Language Pathologist / Marriage And Family Therapist
- Physical / Occupational Therapist
- Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / CRNA/ Certified Nurse Midwife
- Physician Assistant
- At Large – Any Occupations Not Mentioned Above (Police Officers, Engineers, Firefighters, Etc.)
Because we appreciate our clients who have hired us to figure out their student debt for them, we’ll be giving away one scholarship to someone who has already used our service.
How Much and What Are We Giving Away?
Student Loan Planner is doing pretty well but is not a multi-million dollar organization either. All of the scholarship money is going to come directly out of the profits of the business. We view this as reinvesting in you as the reader that has helped this platform become successful.
Each scholarship will have two components.
- You’ll get $500
- You’ll also get a free course (either “Student Loans 101” or “Six Figure Debt to Six Figure Net Worth” course)
For past clients, the scholarship will include a free follow-up consult since they’ve already received the initial one.
We will also award the top 3 page-view getters across all categories with a free consult! That’s a value of $600.
How Do You Apply?
We’re going to accept applications between July 24 and Sept. 30, 2019.
We plan on publishing the essays in early to mid-October and making a decision by the end of October.
- You’ll submit an 800-1500 word essay. The topic should describe your experience getting through grad school and tips you might have for others
- Be creative. This should be a fun and helpful piece that others can learn from. Maybe it describes a unique financial challenge you went through during your studies. Perhaps you’ll write about your future career plans and how you hope to pay back your debt. I don’t want to limit you to the topic but keep in mind it should relate to your field and money as a general guideline.
- If you’re first in your family to go to college, had kids while still in school, want to take over your father’s dental practice, or want to run your own business one day, we’d love to hear that kind of personal detail in your essay. The right story doesn’t matter so much as telling yours well.
We’ll have an initial screening process that will score the essays and narrow down the finalists to two per scholarship. Then we’ll publish the finalists on the site.
We’ll have a voting mechanism where readers can choose their favorite article, and that will determine the winners.
You should only apply if you’re willing to have your first name, headshot, and essay to be public.
Additional Info About the Scholarship
This is something we plan on doing annually. Once again this year, every dollar for the scholarship will come out of my own pocket.
- The winners will be notified via email approximately two weeks after the September 30, 2019 deadline
- The scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the student via check mailed to their address
The deck is stacked against you. Hopefully our efforts will help in a small way to boost you on the path to financial freedom.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder, Student Loan Planner
20 S. Sarah St
Saint Louis, MO 63108