Personal Finance
November 19, 2018

A Step Ahead Scholarship

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Whether you’re currently enrolled in college, or headed there next year, everyone could use a little help covering school expenses. The “A Step Ahead” scholarship contest from Simple. Thrifty. Living. will award one $1,500 scholarship to a student who can thoughtfully respond to the below prompt in 800 words or less.

At Simple. Thrifty. Living., we’re committed to helping you prepare for your financial future to enjoy life the way it should be lived. Whether it’s gaining internship experience in your desired field, opening up a savings account, or meeting with a financial aid counselor to discuss student loan repayment options, every little step counts. In 800 words or less, tell us how you are preparing for post-college life.


  • Answer the prompt above in 800 words or less.
  • The file name on your response to the prompt should be your full name and date of birth (Example: John-Doe-12-20-1996.docx).
  • Email your response as a Word document to Use the subject line: 2019 Simple Thrifty Living Scholarship
  • Submissions must be received by midnight on August 9, 2019.
  • Send your response to by midnight on August 9, 2019. Make sure to follow all of the instructions provided above.
  • We will select and notify a winner by August 23, 2019. (It’s subjective; we’re going to pick our favorite response.)
  • We will contact the winner to confirm their mailing address and send a check for $1,500.
  • The winner will be announced and featured on our company blog.
  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
  • You must be a graduating high school or in college and be between the ages of 16 and 26.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of your high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Only one submission is permitted per student per year.
  • Any and all content may be used in future Simple. Thrifty. Living. marketing.
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