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What’s better than one scholarship opportunity? Fifty! 🎉

Jun 14, 2021 | By: Ascent
Categories: Blog, News

Enter For A Chance to Win an Ascent Scholarship This Summer 


For the third year in a row, Ascent launched its annual 50 Days of $1,000 Scholarships Giveaway. Starting today, you can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship every weekday through August 20, 2021.


It doesn’t stop there either. This summer, Ascent plans to announce even more ways to earn money to help cover the cost of your school-related expenses for next semester.


“We challenge ourselves every year to find new ways to empower more students to be successful in their pursuit of higher education,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Ruggiero. “Providing more financial aid, including scholarships, to students helps them achieve greater educational and career outcomes.”


50 Days of Giveaways This Summer


If you aren’t already, be sure to follow @AscentFunding on Instagram! Starting today through August 20, 2021, a new Ascent scholarship opportunity launches every week day on Instagram or another social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube).


You can enter for your chance to win by:

  • Liking the scholarship post.
  • Leaving a comment with your feedback on topics ranging from financial wellness, money tips, budgeting, applying for internships or jobs, and life hacks.
  • Including #AscentSponsored in your comment.


Every new scholarship opportunity has its unique set of requirements. You might be asked to tag two friends in your comment or submit original creative pieces such as memes, photos, and short videos like Instagram Reels or TikToks. The more scholarship opportunities you enter, the more chances you have to win.


The best part? You don’t need to have an Ascent loan to participate.


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Know When You Can Win


To give you an idea of how Ascent’s 50 Days of $1,000 Scholarships Giveaways will work this summer, follow our quick guide below:

  • Scholarships that launch on Mondays – Open for 7 days
  • Scholarships that launch on Tuesdays – Open for 24 hours
  • Scholarships that launch on Wednesdays – Open for 24 hours
  • Scholarships that launch on Thursdays – Open for 24 hours
  • Scholarships that launch on Fridays – Open for 3 days


Mark these timelines on your calendar, write it in your planner, bookmark this page on your computer, or set a reminder on your phone. However you choose to stay organized, don’t miss your opportunity to win an Ascent scholarship this summer.


Meet Ascent Labs


Every Monday, a new Ascent scholarship giveaway launches at 9:00 AM PST and will remain open for one week. You’ll be asked to submit a range of new creative pieces such as memes, graphics, short videos, and short responses. This is the beginning of Ascent’s new interactive community coming soon – Ascent Labs.


Ascent Labs aims to normalize conversations around money for students and allows them to co-create with the Ascent team by providing creative ideas and insights. The platform will be used for students to learn from one another using their past experiences as inspiration.


Stay tuned for more details about Ascent Labs – this is only the beginning.


Opening Scholarship Opportunities For All Students


We are dedicated to student success which is why we’re thrilled to announce that students, including International and DACA status students studying at U.S.-based colleges, universities, bootcamps, and accelerated learning programs, can enter for a chance to win all Ascent scholarship giveaways.


“Ascent is committed to supporting students, our next generation of leaders, by offering more ways students can fund their education,” said Chief Marketing Officer Kim McNealy.  “We’re excited to provide more scholarships to a broader group of students, including DACA status students, at colleges and bootcamps nationwide in addition to our industry-leading portfolio of outcomes-based lending.”


Even More Scholarships with Ascent

Don’t forget, there are even more ways to win an Ascent scholarship this summer – and all year long.


A new Community Champions Scholarship launches around the 15th of every month. Ascent’s Community Champions Scholarship Giveaway is dedicated to students making an impact in their community and beyond. You don’t need to have an Ascent loan to participate.


This summer, Ascent plans to unveil a new $1,000 scholarship opportunity exclusive to students who submit a loan application in July and August. More details are coming soon.


Ascent will award over $80,000 in scholarships this year. Don’t miss your chance to win one of Ascent’s $1,000 scholarships this year.

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