Because College is Expensive Scholarship

College Scholarship

Super easy, fast and anyone can win on of these college scholarships!

Simply register on the form to the right and you could be the next winner of our Easy Scholarship! We are giving out four $500 awards, ending quarterly (March, June, September & December!).

How it works- The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 24 months. The winner will be chosen by the 15th day following the deadline date.  Read the official rules for additional information.

Who can Apply?

High school sophomores, juniors & seniors, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school.

Deadline: End of each quarter at 11:59PM EST.

Congrats to the March 2022 Scholarship Winner!- Brenlyn A.

“Thank you for this amazing opportunity Cedar Education, the scholarship “because college is expensive” will help me greatly. This money will help me financially through college and help me achieve a career field in the medical field I can not express how grateful I am. Thank you.”


Congrats to the December 2021 Scholarship Winner!- Emma R.

Emma Reis“This scholarship means that it will bring me one step closer to my life’s dream to become a social worker. One step closer to helping people and my community in an important way.”



Congrats to the September 2021 Scholarship Winner!- Christian R.

“Many thanks toward the Cedar Ed “Because College is Expensive Scholarship” group for what they have done. As someone that doesn’t come from much, school is not only a challenge through academics, but also through finances. I am now able to focus more time and effort towards my studies, and it is all thanks to Cedar Education.”


Congrats to the June 2021 Scholarship Winner!- Shelby A.

Shelby Dalton“I am very grateful for this opportunity to receive this scholarship. This will be a weight lifted off my shoulders this semester and will help my family so much. I am currently in my last semester of my associates in psychology! I am beyond excited for the scholarship opportunity from Cedared Lending! Thank you!”


Congrats to the March 2021 Scholarship Winner!- Roxana E.

“I am very thankful for this scholarship from the help of Cedar Education Learning. This scholarship allows me the opportunity to help cover the costs of MCAT prep classes. This is a big opportunity that has only been made possible because of this scholarship.” Once again, thank you so much for this opportunity! “


Congrats to the December 2020 Scholarship Winner!-Ja’Lisa W.

“This scholarship means a lot to me. I can pay for my enrollment deposit into the school I was recently accepted to, as well as use it for other school purposes. As someone that doesn’t come from much, I can say that I am very thankful that I have been chosen to help me further my education.”


Congrats to the September 2020 Scholarship Winner!- Elizabeth G.

“I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity of being the recipient of the Cedar Ed “Because College is Expensive Scholarship”. I work full-time to help pay for my education, and these earnings will help ease that burden. Pursuing my education is so important to me, and Cedar Education is such a blessing for me helping me and so many other students.”

Congrats to the June 2020 Scholarship Winner!- Cemone O.

“I’m very grateful for Cedar Education Learning for providing me with the support to further my education. This scholarship means a lot to me as a first-generation college student its been stressing me out to cover my college finances. With the help of the Cedar Education Learning organization, I’ll be able to cover some costs for the upcoming school year because college is expensive! Thank you again!”




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To view past scholarship winners, click here.