The Summer/Fall 2018 contest entry period is now over. A winner will be selected and announced soon. Check this page for updates.

Previous Winners

Winter 2016/Spring 2017 Scholarship: Kaelyn S. from University of Missouri

Summer/Fall 2017 Scholarship: Jennifer D. from University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Scholarship: Kaitlyn H. from Texas A&M University – Commerce

Higher education can be expensive, so we want to help.

With the Quicken Loans Scholarship Essay Contest, we’re giving away $2,500 in cash to put toward tuition costs.

You can enter by writing a blog post for the Quicken Loans Zing Blog, which specializes in home, money and lifestyle topics. Write a 700- to 1,500-word, double-spaced article on the topic below and submit it to ZingScholarships@quickenloans.com. Please include the following:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • College/University
  • Address of College/University

Blog Topic:

How to Pay off Your Student Loans: College isn’t cheap and the cost of attendance seems to go up every year. Most of you will graduate college with some student loan debt, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it for life. We want you to write a blog post on the best way to pay off your student loans. You can give tips, interview financial experts or show people how to find extra room in the budget. It’s up to you. The purpose of this blog is to educate your readers in a conversational and practical way.

Before you complete your blog post, please read other articles on the Zing Blog, such as one of the following:

A tip from the Zing Blog contributors: By reading Zing articles, you can better understand the expectations of the scholarship judges. Pay close attention to the tone, voice and formatting of the Zing Blog. 

Contest Entry Period: December 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends December 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET You must be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution (community college, university, technical school, etc.) by December 4, 2018 to be eligible for this contest.

Contest Renews Each Year: Next Scholarship Essay Contest begins January 1, 2020

See the full Official Rules for details.