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 determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on this Scholarship page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Read the official rules for additional information.

Who can Apply?

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

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

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Congrats to the September 2020 Scholarship Winner!- Elizabeth Godwin

“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 Olivia

“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!”


Congrats to the March 2020 Scholarship Winner!- Lucas Topliff

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to receive this scholarship. With the money, I will be able to pay for my books and supplies for this coming semester. This scholarship greatly reduces stresses for this coming year and make the process much easier for me.”


Congrats to the December 2019 Scholarship Winner!- Billie Gardner


“This scholarship allows me to cover the cost of my books and supplies for the spring semester without having to worry about the cost. I am so excited and grateful for the because college is expensive scholarship as this is my last semester in college. I cannot thank Cedar Lending enough for their contribution to education.”

Congrats to the September 2019 Scholarship Winner!- Kevin Mehta

“I am incredibly grateful towards Cedar Ed for hosting this scholarship for students who need it because as the scholarship entails, college is expensive. Without this scholarship, I would not be able to attend a university for four years and get a degree, not because of poor grades but because of a lack of funds. Money is not something every person is blessed with and I am glad Cedar Ed is aware of it and doing their part to help out. Every single dollar counts. Thank you!

Congrats to the June 2019 Scholarship Winner!- Christina Vandelden

“I am so thankful for Cedar Education Lending and their willingness to help students. I feel so blessed to have been chosen for the “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship. Being a first generation college student is very hard to navigate and the financial burden is beyond stressful. This scholarship will help lower the financial stress that comes with this new chapter of my life that will ultimately lead to fulfilling my dreams. Thank you again!”

If you are still looking for other easy scholarships, you can check out our list of college scholarships.

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