2015 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Enter today for the chance to win our $5,000 scholarship

Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. Back then, we started as just two guys with a dream and to date have served over 150,000 entrepreneurs (and we're still growing).

Today our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end we are proud to introduce the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship.

Grasshopper Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Scholarship Award

Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2015.

Scholarship Deadline

Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements

Any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2015 semester. Student must be enrolled at an accredited American college, university or trade school.


As an entrepreneur, what do you believe the greatest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?

Tips for Scholarship Submission Success

  1. You should double check for typos and grammatical errors. Remember, not everything will be underlined in red!
  2. Your essay should stay on the topic provided. Other topics will not be considered.
  3. Use real life examples if you have them. We’d love to hear how this has impacted you directly.
  4. Your essay should be roughly 500-700 words.

2015 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Essay Submission Form


Winner Selection & Announcement

A winner will be announced here, on this page and on our blog on or before June 15th, 2015. The winner will be notified via the email address used in the entry form submission and their enrollment status will then be confirmed with the university they are attending. If the selected winner cannot be reached by email, or enrollment cannot be verified, another winner will be selected and announced in their place.

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No purchase necessary for entry or winning.

Selection of winning submission is entirely at the discretion of Grasshopper. The winner will be contacted by Grasshopper via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed ONLY after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill OR letter of proof from the accredited United States college, university, or trade school at which the winner is enrolled. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on Grasshopper.com, and Grasshopper will mail the winner their check. In the event a winner cannot prove enrollment at a college, university, or trade school, a secondary winner will be chosen.

Last Year’s Winner

Mafaz Al-Suwaidan of Emerson College was selected as last year's scholarship award winner! You can read a brief writeup here on our blog. The essay topic was “What is your vision for the future of entrepreneurship and how will you contribute to making that happen?”

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