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The College Greenlight Scholarship Marathon!

7 Comments 07 February 2013

Scholarship Marathon Logo

It’s coming.

Our wildly popular Scholarship Marathon is taking place on Saturday, March 22nd 2014, and just like last year, it will be an all day event.

And we are proud to announce that this year’s Scholarship Marathon will be co-hosted by our sister website,!  That means that this event will be bigger and better than ever. So mark your calendars, and get ready to kick start this year’s scholarship search in style.

For those of you who haven’t heard about the Scholarship Marathon, here’s what you need to know:

For Students

The Scholarship Marathon is a free virtual event that runs all day at It starts at 9am, and is a chance for students from all over the country to win raffles, prizes, and money for college just for applying to scholarships!

How it works: on February 19th, registration will open at You’ll fill out some simple info, and if you don’t already have a College Greenlight profile you can complete one with your registration. Then on the 22nd you can join us online anytime from 9 to 9 (am to pm) to upload proof of your completed scholarship applications, enter raffles and giveaways, get one-on-one scholarship help from our team, and even win a $1,000 scholarship from us just for participating!

For Counselors

The Scholarship Marathon is a free way for you to get your students applying for scholarships! Last year dozens of our partners including SEO Scholars, College Possible, College Forward, and Chicago Scholars had students participate in droves. You can encourage your students to register online starting February 19th at And if you want to hold your own Scholarship Marathon event for your students on March 22nd, we’ve created a downloadable guide to help your planning process:

Facilitator Guide with FAQ

We can’t wait to see all the incredible scholarships you apply for this year! If you have any questions, or if you would like to partner with us for the Scholarship Marathon, send an email with your contact information to

Scholarship Marathon Banner


Your Comments

7 Comments so far

  1. Raul Alvarez says:

    Hey Will! Thanks for noticing this! It’s actually our announcement from LAST year. Our latest announcement is at the top of the Greenlight blog!


    • Will says:

      Hi Raul– OK! I’m looking forward to sharing this with my students at several community organizations. (Also the information for undocumented kids.)


    • Will says:

      Can students of any HS year participate? I know non-seniors won’t need to apply for college scholarships yet but it might be worth it for them to see the process. Or should we restrict to current HS seniors?

      • Raul Alvarez says:

        Of course! We’re always happy to have non-seniors get their scholarship search started. While there are many more scholarships on our database for seniors, there are still some great opportunities for other grade levels (especially juniors!). We’ll put together a list of non-senior scholarships on the blog in the next couple weeks as well.

  2. Mariana says:

    I signed up for the marathon but I don’t know how it works. Is it an online marathon?? I’m so confused its my first time ever,,but I really want to be involved. Help

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