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Scholarship of the Day: Big Dig Scholarship

Scholarship of the Day


Award: $3,000


Deadline: June 01, 2012


The Big Dig Scholarship is available to high school seniors, and college freshmen and sophomores. To be considered, you must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words that addresses the following issue: “In 200 years, one of your relatives is going to be digging in what is now your backyard. They are going to find something that you buried in 2012, and it is going to put any financial worries they have to rest. Your job today is to decide what to bury. Your goal is to find something that will have immense value in the future.”

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How to Apply:


Awards Available: 1






Additional Information:

Please include on the top of your Scholarship Essay the following:

High School:
High School or College/University* Mailing Address:

*Note College/University students need to provide the mailing address to the financial aid or admissions office. The information provided will not be shared with any third party. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information.

Scholarship Award Selection:

The winner will be selected and notified by July 15, 2012. The award will be mailed directly to the students high school or college/university.

Scholarship Questions:

Please direct any questions concerning the scholarship to Henry at: [email protected]

June 1, 2011 Winner: Steven Garcia of Houston, Texas

December 3, 2010 Winner: Calvin Cheung of Anaheim, California


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  1. This one sounds like fun! My kids need to write more anyway, so we’re going to be all about this. I’m already curious what they’ll come up with.
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