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Are You a Key Thinker?

We are celebrating academic achievement by awarding $1,000 to the winners of the Key Thinkers Scholarship!


KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Maniya

Fall Term - 2023

Maniya D.

As a full-time student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, pursuing my Bachelor's in Finance degree, this scholarship significantly contributes to my educational journey.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Tariq

Spring Term - 2023

Tariq S.

My name is Tariq Shabazz from Cleveland, OH, and I am majoring in Computer Science at Kent State University. After graduating, I plan on becoming a Game Developer and creating remarkable stories for people to enjoy worldwide.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Rakia Holmes

Fall Term - 2022

Rakia Holmes

I am in my junior year at UNT and will be majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Marketing. I plan to utilize the Key Thinkers Scholarship to support my goals of advocating the importance of mental health and will obtain my Bachelor's degree. From there, I will go to graduate school to become a Psychologist.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Kendall F.

Spring Term - 2022

Kendall F.

I am a sophomore at the University of Central Florida. I’m currently studying advertising and public relations. This scholarship will help cover the rest of my tuition for the semester which will allow me to focus my attention on my academics and the organizations I’m involved with on campus.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Moshe K.

Fall Term - 2021

Moshe K.

Moshe is a 1L at New York University School of Law. This scholarship will help offset the high cost of his legal education, which will allow him to focus more on his studies and worry less about finances.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Jesse V.

Spring Term - 2021

Jesse V.

I am majoring in Homeland Security, and minoring in Arabic Language, with hopes of entering the intelligence community as a career path. I hope to support America's armed forces, and aid in the mission to secure prosperity for the nation. This scholarship will help fund a study abroad trip to Morocco for an immersive language experience!

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Cassandra

Fall Term - 2020


A graduate student at Tufts University, this scholarship will allow her to focus her attention on her studies in Environmental Policy and hone her leadership skills in an institutional setting to create a better world for the future.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Madison

Fall Term - 2019

Madison S.

I am a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Finance. I plan to use the scholarship towards my tuition.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Angel

Summer Term - 2019

Angel F.

A freshman at the University of South Carolina, Angel will be majoring in Visual Communications and minoring in Media Arts. Through her academic efforts, Angel hopes to evoke a positive change in her community while empowering others along the way!

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Samantha

Summer Term - 2018

Samantha P.

A junior at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Samantha's major is Elementary Education with minors in English and Creative Writing.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Amy

Winter Term - 2017

Amy C.

A Florida native who grew up among the orange groves, Amy is pursuing majors in English and Theatre and a minor in Philosophy at Morningside College in Iowa.

KeyThinker Scholarship Winner - Reilly

Fall Term - 2017

Reilly M.

A sophomore at Vanderbilt University, Reilly is pursuing a double major in Vocal Performance and Earth & Environmental Science. Reilly plans to use the scholarship to support these endeavors.


The Key Thinkers Scholarship (“Scholarship”) awards academically qualified students with a $1,000 USD Scholarship to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”) twice a year (coinciding with the application and academic term schedule below). There will be a total of two (2) Recipients of the Scholarship per academic year. The sponsor (“MoneyKey”) offers the Scholarship to post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing conversation about financial responsibility.


To be eligible for the Scholarship, the student applying must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution, including an accredited college, university, or trade school, in the United States.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (note: incoming post-secondary students are eligible).

Application Schedule:

Academic Term Application deadline
Spring March 31, 2024*
Fall September 30, 2024

*Applications received between October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 will be considered for the upcoming Spring academic term.

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Key Thinkers Scholarship applicants shall submit an essay responding to the following question:

What does financial responsibility mean to you and what steps should students take to plan their budget?

Please note:

  1. The essay must be in English.
  2. The essay must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 750 words.
  3. The essay content must be original and not infringe on any third-party rights, including but not limited to, copyright or trademarks.
  4. The essay submission must not contain any foul or hateful language.
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