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 $2,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance.
  • Bi-Annual Scholarship (Spring & Fall semesters).
  • Essay-based scholarship entry.
  • Open to enrolled undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.

3 Scholarship Award Recipients

Bi-Annual Scholarship

Submit three short essays and proof of enrollment by December 31st, 2022. Recipients will be announced by January 1st, 2023. Good luck!





Submit your applications by December 31st, 2022 to be considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students of any undergraduate academic (college, university, community college, trade school, etc.) level are encouraged to apply. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment by means of a transcript, declaration of major, letter of intent to enroll, etc., along with an essay as outlined below, and must attend a school located in the United States or Canada.

The scholarship recipients will be announced January 31st, 2023.

Student Scholarship


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!

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!

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!

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!

Fall 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Anna McBride

Anna McBride

Freshman at Oklahoma State studying Elementary Education.

Mary Rocha

Mary Rocha

Sophomore at University of South Florida studying Nursing.

Kalypso Tate

Kalypso Tate

Freshman at Sam Houston State University studying Criminal Justice.

Spring 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Zoe Feay

Zoe Feay

Freshman at Wheaton College studying Elementary Education.

Kaylee Campbell

Kaylee Campbell

Freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Actuarial Science.

Julia Dye

Julia Dye

Freshman at Lipscomb University studying Commercial Music.

Scholarship Application

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.

Terms and Conditions

The Scholarship Award: The $500, $250, and $100 awards will be announced January 31st, 2023, 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 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 2022 Scholarship is December 31st, 2022 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, 2023. 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.

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!

Apply Now

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!