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Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship – $1,000 – Apply biannually by December 31 & July 31

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Scholarship Summary

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is offering one student $1,000 for filling out a form and answering a short (250 words or less) essay question!

Here’s a super simple scholarship contest, a super easy way to earn $1,000! Simply fill out a form and write a short essay for a chance to win $1,000! You can even use an old essay you already wrote for class!


  • Must be in the 9th-12th grade in high school or college or graduate students.
  • Must be a legal resident of the US.
  • Must be currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

How to Apply:

  • Fill out a short form with basic contact information here.
  • Write a 250 word or less essay answering one of the following questions:
    • Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
    • Describe your academic or career goals.
    • Any topic of your choice.
  • You may re-use an essay you wrote in class, for college admission, or another scholarship competition.

Quick Tips:

  • Because this is a short essay, it is crucial to make every word count. Delete unnecessary words such as “very” – they take up space you could be using to explain yourself better!
  • Make your essay concise, clear, and understandable. Add some personality and flare, but follow grammar and style rules closely.
  • If you already wrote a great essay for school, use it and save yourself even more work!
  • Have someone else read through your work before turning it in.
  • Make sure you answer either of the two prompts completely, or, if you decide to write about your own topic, make sure that it is appropriate.

Deadlines: December 31 & July 31

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