Second Annual $1,000 College Scholarship for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By James Garvey
Published on: 06/20/2016

It’s an exciting time at Self - since we opened to the public in February, we’ve received a fantastic response from the community about our mission and our services. But we wouldn’t have made it without a lot of help and a little good fortune. We know that starting a business is tough. We’ve been there. So for the second year in a row, the founders of Self, James Garvey and Anthony DiChiara, are looking to pass the torch to a future entrepreneur with their own aspirations to build something great.

Self's Second Annual $1000 College Scholarship

Self has already found its mission: to help people take control of their credit. Now, we want to help the next generation of pioneers find theirs. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that our his essay here). We’re excited by the prospect of more great submissions and want to hear from you. Here’s what we’re looking for this year:


A full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in business, finance, entrepreneurship, computer science, economics, accounting, or mathematics.


  • Your current college transcript
  • Your up-to-date résumé
  • Your essay (500 to 800 words) on the following topic:

"Tell us how you interact with credit. Are you doing anything to build credit history today? If so, are you using a credit card or some other form of credit-building tool?"


We’re taking submissions until July 15th. There’s still plenty of time!


The team will examine all your materials carefully. On August 1st, we will announce the recipient of the scholarship. That exemplary student will receive a $1000 check!

So sit down, start writing and get ready to submit your application!

See more information about the Self scholarship and past scholarship winners.

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Written on June 20, 2016
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