$500 Test Drive Challenge Scholarships!
Every student who enrolls in the Test Drive Your Future Experience will get a chance to enter to win our $500 Test Drive Challenge Scholarship.
The aim of the scholarship is to support students who are passionate about figuring out or confirming what they really want to do with their lives college and career-wise, and who wish to use some kind of exploratory educational experience to “test drive” their future choices.
Frequently Asked Questions
★ Earn a $500 Challenge Scholarship Dedicated to Your School or Organization ★
Schools and organizations who are interested in promoting the Test Drive Your Future Experience have the opportunity to earn an extra $500 scholarship dedicated to their group of enrolled students. You must enroll 20 students from your school or organization to qualify. You will be given access to special resources that can help you spread the word about the course to parents of high school students using social media, email, snail mail letters, phone, flyers or posters. Students who apply for your dedicated scholarship are also permitted to apply for the general Test Drive Challenge Scholarship.
Sign up below if you are interested in enrolling your school or organization in our scholarship program:
By signing up below you are not committed to participate, but are simply expressing interest and will be enrolled in our email series with information about the dedicated scholarship program.
To qualify to win, the student has to invite a parent, other family member, or mentor to participate in the entire online course along with them. Once you complete the course, tell us what you did to Test Drive Your Future. The student with the best Test Drive Your Future Experience story wins the scholarship!
Scholarship entries will be due on June 30th of each year, winners will be selected by July 31st and money will be awarded by August 31st. One $500 scholarship will be awarded every 12 month period. We sincerely hope to increase the award amount as the course becomes more popular!
For Dedicated Scholarships each qualifying school or organization will be awarded $500 to their scholarship winner by August 31st. We encourage groups to follow the same timeline and scholarship guidelines to select their winners.
College courses including community college or online courses, workshops or seminars, internships, volunteer experiences, or gap years taken to explore your interest in a subject. The award money must be applied directly to expenses for the chosen experience, fees or tuition for a class, travel expenses, etc. Please do not use the money to buy clothes to wear at your internship, or an iPad to use to take an online course!
You must be enrolled in the Test Drive Your Future Experience in order to apply for the scholarship. Click here to enroll. Inside the course module you will be given access to the application. The application includes creating a short video (5 min or less) or 500 word essay about your test drive experience and goals for using the scholarship money.
Absolutely! We are big advocates for taking a gap year as it is a great way to test drive your future. For more information about taking a gap year, click here.