Online Degree Scholarship

AWARD: $2,000
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

Many students are seeking the flexibility and increased opportunity of pursuing a degree online; however, tuition can still be a large burden for many individuals. To help those with high financial need, Optimal is awarding a $2,000 online degree scholarship.

To provide our judges with a true understanding of each applicant, he or she must answer four open-ended, personal, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our panel, will be considered finalists.

Applicants for this scholarship should be enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree at the associate’s, bachelor’s or post-bachelor’s level. The academic program must be pursued online - all classes require little to no attendance on campus.



All fields are required. Please include your contact information below so that we can get in touch with you if you are chosen as a finalist.

  • This contest is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands).
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and enrolled at an accredited post-secondary academic institution.
  • Additional terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the contest rules for more information.
  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the scholarship deadline.
  • You will receive a confirmation email a few minutes after submitting your application.

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Please read these contest rules before submitting your application. By entering the contest, you represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.

The Contest is subject to Optimal's Privacy Policy regarding the use and disclosure of personal information. Where there is a conflict between the Privacy Policy and the Contest Rules or the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release, the Contest Rules and Affidavit of Eligibility and Release shall govern.