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    BrightSprout Crossword Scholarship

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    Offered by My Crossword Maker powered by BrightSprout

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 8, 2024
    1 award worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The BrightSprout Crossword Scholarship celebrates the creativity and hard work that goes into crafting a successful crossword puzzle. My Crossword Maker, the sponsor of the scholarship, believes that education should be accessible to all students, regardless of their background. Their annual scholarship rewards one talented student with a great prize. Unlike traditional scholarships, they award the scholarship to the best puzzle-maker in the land. To apply, students must create and submit a 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist according to the instructions provided. Join My Crossword Maker in celebrating the art of crossword puzzle-making and apply for the BrightSprout Crossword Scholarship!

    About My Crossword Maker powered by BrightSprout

    Crossword Hobbyist, founded in 2013, started as a way to make in-browser newspaper-style crosswords. After a high demand for an automated crossword puzzle maker, Crossword Hobbyist expanded and was renamed My Crossword Maker in 2022. Today, the puzzle makers allow visitors to create fully-customized puzzles that are especially popular with teachers and for special events. My Crossword Maker is also home to thousands of free crossword puzzles made by teachers, kids, parents, hobbyists, and professional constructors.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Other

    Application information

    Applicants must create and publish their own crossword puzzle in a 15x15 grid, then submit it for the competition.

    No essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens and international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact My Crossword Maker powered by BrightSprout at [email protected].

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