At The Coffee Maven, we believe strongly in education and giving back to the community.
In fact, our love of coffee blossomed when we were in college, downing cup after cup of pitch black jet fuel as finals bore down on us.
That’s why we’re proud to announce The Coffee Maven’s Annual Scholarship Program.
This annual scholarship is awarded to one (1) student each year based on responses to our essay topic question.
2017 Scholarship Essay Topic
How do you think technology can improve the coffee industry? Consider all aspects of the industry, such as farming, roasting, supply chains and distribution, retail shops, coffee making equipment and accessories, and more.
Submissions must meet the following criteria in order to be valid:
- Between 500-1,000 words in length
- An original work
The scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded in January of each year to the applicant whose essay best meets the Judging Criteria below. The scholarship will be awarded by check to the winner in accordance with the Dates & Deadlines below.
Dates & Deadlines
- Essay Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017
- Winner Selection Date: January 15, 2018
- Award Date: By February 15, 2018
All undergraduate students 18 years of age or older who are currently enrolled full time in an accredited American university or college are encouraged to apply. Winners will be required to show proof of enrollment.
How to Apply
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Academic year (e.g. sophomore)
- Expected graduation date
- Email address
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Copy of essay submission
The winning submission will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Responsiveness to the question asked
- Quality of the writing
- Substantive content of the response
Winner Selection & Announcement
The winner will be selected on January 15, 2018. The award recipient will be contacted by email or phone and will have seven (7) days to accept the award and confirm mailing address. Should the selected recipient fail to accept the award, a runner-up will be chosen who will also have seven (7) days to accept the award and confirm mailing address. This process will continue until a winner has accepted the award and confirmed mailing address. The award will be sent by check to the recipient’s mailing address.
The Coffee Maven reserves the right to announce the winner on this site, through any email correspondences, on any social media channels or by any other means.
Terms & Conditions
By participating, you are giving your consent for us to contact you via mail, email and/or telephone. In addition, if you are the winner, you are giving us your express consent to use your name, college or school identification and your essay on this site and for any promotional purposes, without further compensation or payment to you. The scholarship recipient is responsible for payment of any applicable State and/or Federal Income taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship. Please click here for our complete Terms & Conditions.
Download our flyer by clicking the following link: The Coffee Maven Annual Merit Based Scholarship
Scholarship Program Submission Form
Please complete the following form in order to apply for this scholarship.
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