Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship - we’re asking applicants to create one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist.
The 2020 Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship is currently accepting submissions!
View results from past years: 2019 and 2018.
Here at Crossword Hobbyist, we believe in the importance of education for all students no matter their background. That’s why we’re excited to offer the Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship.
Crossword Hobbyist is offering a scholarship to a current or incoming undergraduate student who will be enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester.
How to Apply
Most scholarships want you to submit an essay. Essays are great, and we do want to hear a bit about you, but we love crosswords! That’s why we’re asking applicants to create one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist. The theme should focus on a topic that you’re passionate about. It can be anything you want! Animals, music, skateboarding, cupcakes, retro video games – the sky really is the limit.
Warning: don’t create a standard-style puzzle! To avoid this mistake, take the following steps:
Create a free account on Crossword Hobbyist.
Go to the “My Puzzles” page from the navigation bar.
Click the “Newspaper Style” puzzle button.
Remember, no fees are required of students to apply to this scholarship. You must follow the steps as outlined above. Applications with unpublished or standard-style puzzles will not be considered.
And don’t worry – we will not own the rights to any submitted crossword puzzle. All copyrights remain with the creator.
We strongly encourage all participants to share their crossword puzzles to their websites, blogs, and social media when available. Successfully creating a crossword puzzle is a huge accomplishment! Sharing it with others is a great way to celebrate. Keep in mind that this is not a requirement for entry.
The deadline to apply is April 30th, 2020.
The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a free lifetime subscription to Crossword Hobbyist and My Word Search.
Up to five finalists will also be awarded a free lifetime subscription to Crossword Hobbyist and My Word Search.