The Scott Alan Turner, CFP® Personal Finance Scholarship

The Scott Alan Turner, CFP® Personal Finance Scholarship program is designed to help provide personal finance education to students and to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of good money management. The personal finance scholarship provides a one-year non-renewable scholarship to help students achieve academically.

NOTICE: September 25, 2023 – We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. At this time it has been discontinued.

Personal Finance Scholarship Award

The Scott Alan Turner Personal Finance Scholarship provides one (1), one-year non-renewable $500 scholarship.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduating high school seniors
  • Planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or vocational school on a part-time or full-time basis
  • United States citizen or legal resident
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

Important dates

We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. At this time it has been discontinued. 

2023 Scholarship

Aubrey Brendel, University of Arizona

2022 Scholarship

Not issued due to budget constraints

2021 Scholarship Winners

Libby Walley – University of Cincinnati

Samantha De La Cruz – Texas A&M University

2020 Scholarship Winners

Ashley Davidson – AMDA: college and conservatory of the performing arts

Stefania Aguilar – Collin Community College

2019 Scholarship Winners

William Whitaker, Texas A&M University

Taylor Gardner, SUNY Oneonta

Cheikhoi Mbodj, UCLA

2018 Scholarship Winners

Jax Gibson, THE Ohio State University

Sydney Harris, Utah State University

2017 Scholarship Winners

Steve Marquez, Delgado Community College

Hana Emerson, University of Denver

Application form

Interested students may find the complete scholarship application form by clicking the Start Your Application button below. We recommend composing the 500-word essay in your favorite word processor and then pasting the finished product into this form.

You can start your application and come back to complete it later.

Essay requirements

  • 500+ words in length
  • Discuss what your family taught you/didn’t teach you about money/personal finance. Consider what you’ve learned about money on your own, from friends, and school. Examples include spending, saving, investing, student loans, budgeting, credit cards.

How do I apply?

Eligible students should apply in the following manner:

  1. The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application.
  2. Fill out the application by clicking the button below.
  3. If you have questions about your online application, contact our office via email at [email protected]
  4. Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a notification that the application was received.

Winners will be announced by August 1st of each calendar year.

Who selects the award winners?

The selection committee consists of a group of professionals either employed by or affiliated with Turner Solutions, LLC, the parent company of Scott Alan Turner.  Scholarship winners will be selected based on the quality of their essay and meeting the eligibility requirements.

How will the awards be administered?

  • Award winners will be announced by August 1st.
  • The award becomes final when the student accepts it and enrolls in an accredited U.S. American school, college or university. The award money is paid in full at once.
  • All checks are paid directly to the school; under no circumstance can we make payment directly to the student.
  • The scholarship monies may be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board.
  • To receive payment, a student must have the school send a completed Verification of Enrollment form to our Dallas office. We will then issue our check, payable to the school, and mail it directly to the school to establish credit in the name of the student. We will notify the student when we mail the check.
  • If a student leaves school for any reason, the undisbursed balance of the scholarship must be returned directly to the Dallas office. It may not be transferred to another school, and it may not be paid to the student personally.
  • In all of our scholarship programs, it is the responsibility of the student to follow up on all matters relating to his or her scholarship.

About Scott Alan Turner

Scott Alan Turner is a Certified Financial Planner, a best-selling author and host of The Scott Alan Turner show, a program dedicated to helping people from all walks of life get better with their finances. Since 2015 Scott has helped tens-of-thousands of people get out of debt, learn to budget, invest for the first time, and save more of what they make.


Please email [email protected] for any questions.

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200 S. Oakridge Dr
Ste 101-328
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About Your Essay

Please be aware that by submitting an essay, you are granting Turner Solutions, LLC an unlimited license to use your essay in whole or in part as we see fit, and relinquishing any copyright to your essay. If you do not agree with this, please do not apply for the Scott Alan Turner Personal Finance Scholarship.

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