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Get a jump on thousands of scholarships. Apply and you could get $5,000 and access many more scholarships on Going Merry, our new scholarship ally. See entry details below.
Earnest x Going Merry

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Earnest has joined with Going Merry to make it even easier to search and apply for scholarships. You can create a quick profile and see hundreds of scholarships that match your interests, activities, and more.

Apply for the Earnest Scholarship to start and enter for a chance to win $5,000. You could be one of 10 lucky winners. There’s no essay or GPA requirement. See entry details below.

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Important Deadlines


November 15, 2021

Applications open


January 31, 2022

Submission deadline


March 30, 2022

Winners notified via email


April-May 2022

Schools receive funds

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How to apply

You can apply for the Earnest Scholarship and browse tons of scholarships on the Going Merry platform.

  • Use this link to apply for The Earnest Scholarship
  • Create a free Going Merry account
  • Answer a few quick questions
  • Click “Submit Application,” and you’re done

See Official Rules for complete list of rules and requirements.

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The Earnest Scholarship winners come from small universities, large campuses, small towns, and big cities. They are united in their quest to make a difference and reach their dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Earnest and Going Merry

Earnest has joined with Going Merry, a free scholarship search and application platform. Going Merry offers personalized matching to thousands of scholarships and grants. They will even autofill scholarship applications allowing you to apply to more scholarships faster.

Can graduate students apply?

Yes, we welcome applications from both undergraduate and graduate students.

Is there a minimum GPA requirement?

No, there are no major or GPA requirements to apply to the Earnest Scholarship.

Can I nominate a student?

If you know of a deserving student you can share the Earnest Scholarship page with someone.

Can international students apply?

Unfortunately at this time we are not accepting international student applicants.

My school is not on your list, can I still apply?

Applicants must be attending an accredited Title IV school to apply.