At Credible, our mission is to give people the power and confidence to improve their financial future. We are very excited to fulfill this mission in a new way through the #MyCredibleFuture Scholarship.
From August 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017, any student actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate university program can submit a photo and story about "why your education is important to you" for a chance to earn the #MyCredibleFuture $10,000 scholarship.
Excited to enter? Tell us what inspires your education and show us why your education is so important to you! We can't wait to see your photo and read your story! We’d like to see entries that are authentic, inspirational and clearly illustrate your story.
Here's how the scholarship works at a glance:
For this preliminary round, make sure to get as many friends as you can to upvote your entry. The more votes you get, the higher chance you'll have to qualify as a finalist.
Credible judges will carefully review the top 100 entries (by votes) and select the 25 entries which are most inspirational, authentic and do the best job to answer our question. See more information about our judging criteria further below.
The community will now vote for the scholarship recipient! Each finalist will start with a clean slate and the finalist with the most number of votes will earn the scholarship.
Who can enter
The scholarship is open to any student who is actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Limit one entry per person. For more information on eligibility, visit the official rules.
What it takes to enter
- Click here to enter
- Submit a photo which you think best tells your story
- Tell us about why your education is so important to you and include the hashtag #MyCredibleFuture
- Share your submission with as many friends as possible. Credible will be selecting 25 finalists from the 100 top most voted entries
All entries must be submitted via Facebook by October 31, 2017. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on the scholarship!
How Credible will select the finalists
Credible will review the top 100 most voted entries and score them based on the criteria below. The 25 entrants who are scored highest will be selected to participate in the final round of community voting.
Your story — 50% of total score
Your entry will be judged on how creatively it tells your story, as well as being authentic and inspirational. Make sure it includes the hashtag #MyCredibleFuture. The story must be 1,500 words max, including spaces.
Your photo — 25% of total score
Your photo will be judged on its quality and ability to help tell your story. Photos must be in .jpeg, or .png file format. Please make sure your photo is clear. No blurry or inappropriate images.
Your creativity and effort — 25% of total score
Your story will be judged on its ability to be inspirational, thoughtful and unique.
Vote for the scholarship recipient
There will be a final round of voting to determine who will earn the scholarship. In this round, the 25 finalists selected by Credible will all start with 0 votes and the finalist with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive the scholarship. Public voting will take place on Facebook from November 16, 2017 to December 1, 2017 and the scholarship recipient will be announced December 15, 2017.