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Apply Now For The Ranker 2019 Scholarship Contest 

Ryan Maddock
Updated July 9, 2019 7.1k views

A lot of us here at Ranker have experienced firsthand how expensive college can be (this list of celebrities with student debt proves you’re in good company), and we want to help the next generation as they grow in their education and careers. This $2,500 scholarship is one way we’d like to help one student on their journey through college and into a successful career in the real world. And if you’re applying for this scholarship, but haven’t picked a major yet, our list of the best college majors by salary could help you decide.

Our scholarship is for the Fall 2019 semester. Check out the official rules for the Ranker 2019 Scholarship Contest here. To apply, please email your response to in essay form.


Scholarship Essay Prompt

Rank the top five most important/memorable moments of your life and explain why each moment was so important and impactful to you as a person and explain any lessons you've learned from each experience and how they’ve shaped who you are as a person.


How to Apply

The Fall 2019 scholarship application period is from July 10-August 31, 2019. The email must be received within this window. Email submissions to


Judging Criteria

Entries will be evaluated upon the following criteria:

  • Insight and consideration of response question
  • Essay quality and originality



Must be a legal U.S. resident, 18 years of age or older at the time of application. Scholarship is available to graduating high school students or students currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior at an accredited US college or university.

Entry is subject to official rules and conditions. As set forth in the official rules, entry grants Ranker permission to republish and otherwise use your entry materials and your name and likeness in any way Ranker sees fit, including but not limited to, use on subsidiary and third-party properties. No purchase is necessary and no fees are required to enter.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

The application period is from July 10-August 31, 2019. Submit your application to

What paperwork do I need?

Winner will need to provide an enrollment verification form, confirming enrollment at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the Fall 2019 semester. Winner will also need to provide valid proof of U.S. residency (green card, residency visa or U.S passport).

Please see official rules and conditions for additional information. If your question was not answered above, please email

How many Ranker Scholarships are provided?

For each competition period, Ranker provides one scholarship.

Are there any income limits?

No, there are no income limits to apply to or receive the Ranker Scholarship.

Are there any GPA limits?

No. The recipient simply needs to be admitted to, and attending an accredited college or university in the fall semester of 2019.

Do I need to be 18 years old to apply?

Yes. All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of application.

Are part-time students allowed to apply?

No. This scholarship is for full-time students only.

Is the Ranker Scholarship renewable?

No. The Ranker Scholarship is a one-time scholarship. Winners and applicants are encouraged to re-enter the competition, and compete against the entire applicant pool, every year the scholarship is awarded.

Is the application completely online?

Yes. All contest entries and supporting documents, including transcripts, if applicable, are to be submitted via email.

Will I receive any feedback on my essay or application?

Only the winner of the Ranker Scholarship will receive feedback on their application.


About Ranker

Ranker sits at the intersection of passion and curiosity with rankings on nearly any topic from film, to gaming, to food. By voting on different list items, fans influence rankings on topics like “The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch,” “The Best Golfers of All Time,” “The Best Online Games,” and much more. Ranker also provides in-depth reporting on history, crime, and mysteries and is often a source for journalists, whether it’s quoting a #1 ranking or reporting on a true crime story. Based in Los Angeles, Ranker attracts more than 40 million monthly unique visitors and over 80 million monthly visits worldwide, and is a top ranked publisher in the US.