$500 Annual Award

The $500 scholarship recipient will be announced October 1, 2019.

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Scholarship Eligibility

Students of any undergraduate academic level are welcome to apply. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment (transcripts, letter of intent to enroll, declaration of major, etc) along with a 3-part essay as outlined below. The applicant’s school must be located in the USA or Canada. We welcome any college, university, community college, or trade school students to apply.

The $500 scholarship recipient will be announced October 1, 2019.

Student Scholarship


Submit three short essays, 500 word maximum per essay, and proof of enrollment via on the online application form linked below.
The application deadline is September 1, 2019.

Terms and Conditions

The Scholarship Award: The $500 award will be announced October 1, 2019, and disbursed by check to the college or university at which the awarded student is enrolled. The award must be used for tuition, academic fees, text books, school supplies, or other required items for the student’s education.

Eligibility: If the applicant fails to meet all the enrollment and/or eligibility requirements of this scholarship, the award may be revoked at the discretion of Driven Coffee and awarded to another applicant. Recipients of the award must be enrolled full-time at a college or university within the United States or Canada.

Award Criteria: Essays will be reviewed and judged by Driven Coffee employees. The selected recipiant will be based on their responses to the three essays. The student applicant who best answers the essay questions will be awarded the scholarship (“best” is subject to the discretion of Driven Coffee employees who will be reviewing the essay submissions, in comparison to the other applicant’s essays). The deadline to apply is September 1, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason.

Awarded Applicant: The student selected to receive the award will be notified via email and phone on October 1, 2019. The scholarship recipient will be listed on the Driven Coffee website and may be publicized across other Driven Coffee properties (including but not limited to: social media, blog posts, and partner media outlets). Scholarship recipients from previous years may also be mentioned across various Driven Coffee properties.

Applicant Information Privacy: Applicant information of those who did not receive the scholarship award will remain private, will not be sold, and will only be used for the purpose of this scholarship. Applicant information will only be reviewed by our internal staff. Per GDR compliance regulations, Driven Coffee will permanently delete any personally identifiable information from non-awarded applicants if the applicant so requests after their submission.

Employees and families of Driven Coffee are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Ready To Apply?

How do you plan to use your education and future career to make an impact on the world around you? We look forward to reading your essays!

Who is Driven Coffee?

We are a Minneapolis coffee roaster who strives to help our customers experience better coffee. Our wholesale coffee program services a wide range of clientele; from restaurants to cafes, churches to corporate clients. We also have a great coffee fundraiser that has helped thousands of schools, sports teams, and organizations across the country reach their goals. And of course, you can always buy coffee online to experience our fresh roasted specialty coffees, shipped right to your door!

Thank you for your interest in the Driven Coffee Scholarship. We look forward to receiving your applications, reading your essays, and awarding a well deserving applicant! Good luck to all applicants, and we wish you well in the coming academic year!