Driven To Make a Difference
Here at Driven Coffee, we believe in supporting both our local community and those around the world. That is why we donate 5% of all web sales to our partner causes.
We are driven to make the world a better place by empowering coffee farmers with fair pricing through stable, long-term partnerships.
Driven Coffee Scholarship
- Since 2019 we have awarded over $5,400 in scholarships and tuition assistance.
- Bi-Annual Scholarship (Spring & Fall semesters).
- Essay-based scholarship entry.
- Open to enrolled undergraduate students in the United States.
3 Scholarship Award Recipients
Submit three short essays and proof of enrollment by December 31st, 2023. Recipients will be announced by January 31st, 2024. Good luck!
FALL 2023 SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW OPEN
Submit your applications by December 31st, 2023 to be considered for the scholarship.
This scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students only. Applicants must be studying at a college, university, community college, or trade school in the United States or Canada. Proof of enrollment is required, such as a transcript, declaration of major, or a letter of intent to enroll. Along with proof of enrollment, applicants must also submit the three essays outlined below.
The scholarship recipients will be announced January 31st, 2024.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Since 2019, Driven Coffee has been proud to help students achieve their educational goals!
Fall 2019 Scholarship Recipient
We were pleased to award Javier Barajas, a first year student studying Film and Media Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara with the $500 scholarship. Our team felt his essays captured what Driven Coffee stands for and are confident he will succeed in his future career as a filmmaker. Congratulations, Javier!
Javier Barajas / University of California, Santa Barbara
Spring 2020 Scholarship Recipient
We are thrilled to announce the winner of our 2020 Spring Scholarship, Jessica Cooper! Jessica just finished her first year at the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!) with aspirations of becoming a teacher. Our team loved her positivity and wish her all the best in her studies at UConn! Excellent job, Jessica!
Jessica Cooper / University of Connecticut
Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient
Congrats to Logan McDowall, our Fall 2020 Scholarship recipient. Logan is a first year student at Portland State University studying Applied Linguistics. Team Driven loved his creativity and candid essay responses, as they best answered the questions. We’re confident he will succeed in his future going forward. Cheers, Logan!
Logan McDowall / Portland State University
Spring 2021 Scholarship Recipient
Cheers to Addison Stone, the winner of our Spring 2021 Scholarship. A Junior at Texas Women’s University, she is seeking a degree in Art Education. We were moved by her candid yet honest essays and know she will impact the lives of many students.Well done, Addison!
Addison Stone / Texas Women’s University
Fall 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Spring 2022 Scholarship Recipients
Fall 2023 Scholarship Recipients
Spring 2023 Scholarship Recipients
Submit three short essays (suggested 500 words per essay) and proof of enrollment via on the online application form linked below.
Applicants must answer all three essays.
— OUR FALL 2023 SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW OPEN! —
Describe a time when you were pushed outside of your comfort zone.
What did you learn from it?
If you could have coffee with any person – dead or alive – who would you pick? Why?
What would you discuss?
Terms and Conditions
The Scholarship Award: The $500, $250, and $100 awards will be announced January 31st, 2024, 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: Only undergraduate students enrolled full-time at a college, university, community college, or trade school within the United States or Canada are eligible for this scholarship. 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 eligible applicant.
Award Criteria: Essays will be reviewed and judged by Driven Coffee employees. The selected recipients will be based on their responses to the three essays. The student applicants 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 to our Fall 2023 Scholarship is December 31st, 2023 at 11:59PM CST. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason.
Awarded Applicant: The students selected to receive the award will be notified via email and phone on or before January 31st, 2024. The scholarship recipients 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.
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!