Manhattan Prep Social Ventures Scholars Program Award


Social Venture Scholars Program

Manhattan Prep is offering special full tuition scholarships for up to 16 individuals per year (4 per quarter) who will be selected as part of our Social Venture Scholars program. This program provides the selected scholars with free admission into one of Manhattan Prep’s Live Online courses (up to a $1299 value).

These competitive scholarships are offered to individuals who (1) currently work full-time in an organization that promotes positive social change, (2) plan to use their degree to work in a public, not-for-profit, or other venture with a social-change oriented mission, and (3) demonstrate clear financial need.

How Do I Apply?

1. Write an essay explaining how you meet the 3 scholarship criteria stated above. There is no minimum or maximum length required. Keep in mind, however, that this is a competitive process and scholars will be selected based largely on essay quality and content. Be sure to demonstrate that you meet ALL THREE scholarship criteria in your essay.

2. Submit your materials before the relevant application deadline:

  • 3rd quarter deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 4th quarter deadline: Friday, December 30, 2016
2017 Deadlines
  • 1st quarter deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
  • 2nd quarter deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
  • 3rd quarter deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017
  • 4th quarter deadline: Friday, December 29, 2017

Send the following in ONE EMAIL to

  • Your completed essay – be sure to include your name!
  • An updated resume that includes your name, email, phone number, & mailing address.
  • Names of 3 references, including full contact information and a brief description of their relationship to you.
  • How you heard about this scholarship opportunity and which application round you are applying for. Note: This can be included in the text of your email.
  • A copy of your most recent paystub. Note: This can be scanned and attached to your email or faxed separately to 1-800-894-6580.

Aditional Details

All applicants will be notified of award decisions based on the following timeline below:

  • 3rd quarter winners selected: Friday, October 14, 2016
  • 4th quarter winners selected: Friday, January 13, 2017
2017 Notifications
  • 1st quarter deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
  • 2nd quarter deadline: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 3rd quarter deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017
  • 4th quarter deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to re-apply by re-submitting their application materials (with an updated paystub) if not chosen for a particular quarter selection.

Course Materials 

All course materials are provided to scholars free of charge!

Attendance Requirement

In order to ensure that scholarships are awarded only to committed individuals, please note that there is a strict course attendance requirement for all scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients are required to attend at least 7 complete sessions (of the 9 total sessions) of their chosen live online course. Individuals who miss more than 2 sessions will (a) be withdrawn from the course and (b) charged a $500 fee that will be used for future Manhattan Prep scholarships.

Online Only

Please note that SVS scholarships are only for online courses. Scholarships are not offered on in-person courses.


Gender: All
Country: USA
State: All
Grade level: Undergraduate
GPA: 3
Need or Merit: Merit
Race: All
Ethnicity: All
Religion: All
Major: All
Veterans: Yes
Employment: Yes
Community Service: Yes
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