New to Benzinga?


Already have an account?

Learn About Investing

A healthy financial future starts with proper investments. Use our educational guides and tools to find the best investment strategy, and the right products to use.

Scholarship Details

Benzinga’s Scholarship for Future Leaders in Finance


Benzinga is dynamic and innovative financial media outlet that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content. We value methodology, research, and insights from people who are passionate about finance. If you love finance and have ideas to share, you’re applying for the right scholarship.

We also put a high value on education; many of our incredible staff wouldn’t be where they are today without the knowledge gained from a post-secondary education. That’s why we are offering the Benzinga Scholarship for Future Leaders in Finance.

Our team will select one student to receive our $1,000 scholarship based on essay submissions. We encourage all college students of all backgrounds who want to pursue a major or career in finance to apply.

Submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay. You may choose one of the two topics below:

  • Describe how and why the finance industry can or should drive social change in today’s world
  • Where do you think financial technology is headed? How might it foster change in the future?

Requirements for Eligibility

  • Rising college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who plan to or are currently pursuing undergraduate majors in finance, business, or similar fields
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Awards may only be used for undergraduate study at two-year or four-year universities located in the United States
  • The award may be used for tuition, housing, textbooks, or other college-related expenses

Application Process

Please attach the following in an email to scholarships@benzinga.com:

  • In the body of the email, include your first and last name, mailing address, email, phone number, and 100-150 words explaining why you’re passionate about finance
  • Write Scholarship + your first and last name as the subject
  • Your essay in PDF format
  • Current college or high school transcript to verify identity and class standing in PDF format   

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Number Available: 1

Amount: $1,000

Application deadline: Friday, November 30, 2019

Notification date: Friday, December 14, 2019

Class: Rising college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors  

Need/Merit: Not considered

Enrollment: Full Time, Part Time

FAFSA needed: No  

Renewable: No

Questions? Contact scholarships@benzinga.com

Compare Online Brokers
Broker Commission Account Min Get Started

Spreads start as low as $1 But vary based on trading volume $250 Learn More

$6.95 for fewer than 30 trades/quarter. $0 Learn More

$0.005 per share $0 Learn More

$4.95 volume discount available $0 Learn More

Stock/option trades from $1 until July 4th 2019 volume discount available $2,500 Learn More