Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship - we’re asking applicants to create one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist.

Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship
The 2022 Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship is now open! Please submit your crossword by the deadline: May 2, 2022.
See the 2021 Crossword Scholarship winner, finalists & semi-finalists, and solve all winning puzzles.
View results from 2020, 2019 and 2018.
HELPFUL TIP: For great tips on assembling a winning puzzle, read our interview with the 2021 winner.
About the Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship
Crossword Hobbyist believes in education for all students–no matter their background. Making a successful crossword puzzle is incredibly challenging. We want to reward the creative thinking and hard work that goes into writing crosswords with our annual Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship.
Each year, we award a great prize to one talented student. Instead of the typical essay, our crossword scholarship is awarded to the best puzzle-maker. To apply, students must create and submit one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist according to the instructions below.
Awards and Prizes
Our annual scholarship winner receives a $1,000 tuition scholarship and a free, lifetime subscription to Crossword Hobbyist. Up to five finalists will also be awarded a free lifetime subscription to Crossword Hobbyist. Semi-finalists will receive an honorable mention on our website.
Eligibility and Rules
The Crossword Hobbyist Scholarship competition is open to all current or incoming undergraduate students who will be enrolled for the fall 2022 semester or quarter. We verify enrollment with the winner’s school before dispersing the award.
To be considered for competition, all crosswords must be original, written solely by the applicant, and not previously published elsewhere. Additionally, they must be created and published publicly on Crossword Hobbyist following all instructions and guidelines outlined below.
How to Apply for the 2022 Crossword Scholarship: see our website: