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Lendza’s “Better than a Loan”
2024 Scholarship

Dream Big, Write Now! Our Scholarship Awaits.

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How to Apply for Our Scholarship

Nobody said college was cheap, but a scholarship can certainly make it more affordable. If you want a little help with your college expenses, be sure to take advantage of Lendza’s scholarship opportunity. Lendza will award a $500 scholarship to the student who writes our favorite essay on the topic outlined below. There’s no purchase necessary. Follow this link to read the Lendza Scholarship Official Rules.

Here's how it works:

“Better than a Loan” 2024 Scholarship Essay Prompt

You are the CEO of a new startup. You have $1 million in starting capital. Which areas of your business do you allocate the funds to? Why?

Meet Our Previous Winners

Over the years, we've spotlighted some future game-changers in business with our scholarship.
Check out their standout stories from the past on our blog.

“Choose essay scholarships that you care about and are passionate about. And even if your essay is not the most academically sound, your passion will shine through among other applicants.”

Claudia Applewhite, Previous Lendza Scholarship Winner

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Finley Joseph taught us how to navigate the startup landscape.

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Shayna Lopatin taught us how to hire someone onto an executive board.

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Paulina Hervas impressed us with a business plan for an app that helps you book a place for a nap.

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John Ramey showed us what a mom-and-pop shop could do to compete with big business.

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Kyler Tipton won with a well-crafted essay on the importance of efficiency in the workplace.

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Claudia Applewhite impressed us with her well-constructed ideas about the importance of creating effective training programs in the workplace.

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Mason Phillips wrestled over the competition with his thoughts on accepting investment money when it means losing creative control.

Before you start working on your essay, you should take a minute and make sure you meet our application requirements. Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a U.S. resident.
  • Be enrolled in an institution of higher learning.

For our full eligibility requirements, please read our Lendza Scholarship Official Rules.

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