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$1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Our mission at Dealspotr is to modernize the world of couponing while helping more consumers become smarter, more empowered shoppers. As a part of this mission, we seek to educate people about new and useful tools that make it easier to save money. Each semester, we offer a scholarship to one or more US college students while jointly seeking to spread knowledge and create a generation of savvy, well-informed shoppers.

To Enter

For our Fall 2016 scholarship, we’re helping college students share and learn about the latest and most useful money-saving apps, websites, and tools - little-known tools that other students might not have heard of, but which can save you a bundle. To enter, you must publish a 500+ word essay introducing (to other students, who will read your essay) the most useful money-saving tools that can help save other college students money.

The goal of this scholarship program is to promote sharing of knowledge to empower college students across the nation to become more informed, smarter consumers. Your essay will be included in a comprehensive guide to money-saving apps and tools (as an example, you can see last semester’s guide here: Please do not include local or campus-specific resources, you must include apps and sites that college students nationwide can use and find value in.

Your essay must be published on a publicly-viewable webpage such as a blog, must be 500 words or more, and must include a link back to this contest page ( Essays will be judged based on novelty and usefulness of the tools described as well as writing style, grammar, and depth of information provided. Note that inclusion of Dealspotr in your list, while allowed, does not in any way count as a positive factor in judging your essay.


A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one winner. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is October 31, 2016. The prize will be announced November 4, 2016 and the winner will be notified by email. The winner has until November 18, 2016 to claim the prize. The prize will be distributed by check on November 30, 2016.

Scholarship Application