Scholarship Marathon

Scholarship Marathon Recap

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The second annual Scholarship Marathon is now on the record books. This year’s marathon was an enormous success. We had over 2,600 students from all over the country participate this year. Our incredible students submitted over 2,500 scholarship applications worth nearly 8 million dollars in potential awards.

At 9am, the floodgates opened as students immediately started submitting applications. By the first raffle, we had already received nearly 200 applications. Last year, we had 500 total applications submitted. This year, we hit that number before 11am!

Scholarship Marathoners Hard at Work!

The Cappex and College Greenlight teams chat with students

We owe the success of this year’s marathon to the incredible community-based organizations and schools who helped rally students for offsite events. These amazing organizations volunteered their time, resources, and energy to help their students prepare their scholarships early and help answer their questions.

Summer Search students are excited to earn free money for college!

Summer Search students are excited to earn free money for college!

 

Barrio Logan College Institute students were Scholarship Marathon superstars

Barrio Logan College Institute students were Scholarship Marathon superstars

And one of the biggest draws at our marathons have always been the great webinars. This year was no exception; we had incredible webinars from Diane Melville of Transfer Bootcamp, Klondy Canales of Scholarship Junkies, and Erin Howell of Cappex! This year our webinars covered topics like how to build a winning scholarship application, how juniors can use their scholarship search to jump start their college applications, and how students can earn scholarships with enormous awards.

By the end of the marathon, we gave away $1,000 in gift cards to dozens of students. And now we’re excited to look through our nearly 3,000 submissions and find the winners of our $1,000 Scholarship Marathon Scholarships! We will be announcing these two winners in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. And thank you so much for helping make the Scholarship Marathon such an awesome and fun ¬†event. We can’t wait for next year!

The College Greenlight and Cappex Scholarship Marathon team!

The College Greenlight and Cappex Scholarship Marathon team!

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