Personal Achievement College Scholarship

Today’s students shape the world of tomorrow. Through challenge and adversity, students achieve their goals every day in an effort to improve their community and ultimately the future of our nation.

Over the last 20 years, they've given away over $1,000,000 in college scholarships nationwide!

They'd love to help you reach your college dreams.

That’s why the Student Research Foundation is offering high school students and their families up to $15,000 in college scholarship funds!

The application will take you a few minutes to complete. You will also be required to include a short essay. The essay topic is for you to describe a personal achievement story and how you overcame challenges to reach your goal. You can include any impact on your local community your achievement helped benefit.

They’re proud to be a member organization of the National Scholarship Providers Association.

Annual Amount

Grand Prize Winner $15,000

2nd Place Winner - $5,000

3rd Place Winners (2) - $2,500

Additional Selection Criteria

The Student Research Foundation Personal Achievement Scholarship Competition (the “Competition”) is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must:

(1) describe a personal achievement story,

(2) determine and explain instances of struggle or adversity,

(3) and display how they overcame adversity to reach their goals.

All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply. By applying, applicants and/or their parents or legal guardians (if such applicants are minors) agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”). Employees (and their immediate families and household members, whether or not related) of Student Research Foundation, their parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities, advertising or promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply or win. Void where prohibited. Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Application Process

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Applications will be accepted from July 27, 2019 through July 26, 2020 (the “Application Period”). To apply, applicants must complete the official Student Research Foundation Personal Achievement Scholarship Competition Application (“Official Application Form”) in its entirety. The application can be found on the Student Research Foundation website, located at (the “Website”); application must be completed and submitted online. To be eligible, all applicants must provide (1) all required personal information including Parent/Guardian’s full name and permanent address, city, state, zip; phone number, and email address; (2) applicant’s full name and permanent address, city, state, ZIP code; phone number; e-mail address; (3) name of applicant’s high school; high school graduation year; high school address (including city, state, and zip); (4) and a description – of up to 1,000 words – of the personal achievement that occurred in the applicants life. Applications must be received by July 26, 2020; applications received after July 26, 2020, will be held and submitted for judging in any subsequent competition for 2020/2021. Descriptions must be the applicant’s original work. All applications (and Descriptions) become the property of Sponsors, will not be acknowledged or returned, and may be used by Sponsors in any manner or media in perpetuity without compensation. The Official Application Form and Description must be written in English. Limit one (1) application per person. Multiple applications from any person and/or duplicate applications will be deemed void. Sponsors are not responsible for misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, delayed, undelivered, damaged or illegible applications, and all such applications will be void. Sponsors are also not responsible for errors or problems which may occur in connection with or relating to the Competition or utilizing the Official Application Form, whether computer, technical, mechanical, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Competition, the processing or judging of applications or the announcement of scholarship semi-finalists, finalists / winners. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude the Competition should any unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Competition. If the Competition is cancelled, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, judge all eligible applications received up to time of such action using the judging procedures outlined below to determine the winners. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the applicant ineligible, and Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any applicant (and void his/her entry) who acts in a disruptive manner or violates these Official Rules.



July 26, 2020

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