The essay-based program is part of the Bills.com mission to empower people to live healthier financial lives. We believe that being thoughtful about financial decisions is a key to good financial health.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (PRWEB) February 15, 2019
Bills.com® is accepting applications for its 2019 college tuition scholarship program through Feb. 28.
Now in its second year, the essay-based program provides exceptional students a chance to receive a $2,500 scholarship to apply toward college expenses. Applicants are required to submit an essay of 300 words or less that answers the question, “How do you plan on paying for college?”
The contest is open to graduating high school seniors who will be 18 at time of entry, as well as college freshmen, sophomores or juniors, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study during the 2018-2019 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. A selection committee from Bills.com will select one winner by March 31. Essays will be judged on thoughtfulness, completeness, quality and grammatical accuracy. The winner will be featured in the Bills.com blog, “Cents in the City,” which features insights and tips on managing money and handling the financial challenges common to young adults.
Bills.com awarded its 2018 scholarship to Maya Bluthenthal of Los Angeles. A graduate of Westridge School for Girls in Los Angeles, Bluthenthal now is a freshman at Columbia University in New York. She is the current author of “Cents in the City.”
Bills.com, part of the Freedom Financial Network® of families, sponsors the contest as part of the company’s mission to empower people to live healthier financial lives. “We believe that being thoughtful about financial decisions is a key to good financial health,” says Brad Stroh, co-CEO of Bills.com. “The essays we see in the Bills.com scholarship contest provide an admirable look at the thoughtful ways students find to pay for their education.”
Bills.com is part of the Freedom Financial Network, a family of companies whose products and services provide innovative solutions that empower people to live healthier financial lives. The Bills.com resource site provides simple tips, advice and tools – including the Bills.com debt payoff calculator – to help consumers make smart financial decisions.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freedom Financial Network also operates an office in Tempe, Arizona, and employs more than 2,200. The company has been voted one of the best places to work in both the San Francisco Bay area and the Phoenix area for several years.
For more information, contact Daniel Cohen (dcohen(at)bills.com, 650-393-6356) or Aimee Bennett (aimee(at)faganbusinesscommunications.com, 303-843-9840).