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Lendza’s “Better Than a Loan” 2021 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.

"Better Than a Loan" 2021 Scholarship Topic

You must hire a new employee for your executive board. You have narrowed it down to two candidates. Both candidates have nearly identical work experience and are equally qualified for the job. What do you look for in these candidates to base your decision on, and which one do you ultimately end up hiring?

We ask that you answer the prompt above in two ways. First, log in to your Twitter account (if you have one) and Tweet @LendzaLoans with a condensed version of your idea along with the #BetterThanALoan hashtag. Then, submit an up-to-500-word version using the uploader below. Whether you can Tweet your idea or not, you must include an up-to-280-character version of your idea at the top of your essay.

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Meet Our Previous Winners

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

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

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

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

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

Before you start working on this 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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