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MindSumo helps you crowdsource breakthrough ideas quickly and affordably from creative problem solvers.
Launch a project and get ideas
Share your ideas and earn cash
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete a challenge after signing up. International students are welcome to apply!
Use your creativity to help pay for school
MindSumo partners with Fortune 500 companies to create business and engineering "challenges" for students to solve. We are now using our challenges to provide scholarships for students who need help paying for college

Rather than a sweepstakes with impossible odds of winning, or requiring an essay that takes hours to write, we created our scholarship challenges with your best interest in mind. Challenges can be solved in as little as 15 minutes and award 50% of participants with a mini-scholarship.

Each month we offer at least $25,000 in total scholarship funds. Individual challenges have a $1,600 scholarship prize pool and top ideas can earn up to $200 each. Sign up and then select a challenge.
Here's how it works:
  • Each challenge is an individual scholarship: Solve as many as you like to increase your potential scholarship award amounts. Each challenge has its own deadline.
  • Every submission gets judged and rated: Company hosting the challenge selects winners based on the quality of the idea (creativity and completeness).
  • Your great ideas are rewarded with mini-scholarships:
    10% of top submissions share $1,000 scholarship pool
    15% of next top submissions share $400 scholarship pool
    25% of next top submissions share $200 scholarship pool
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Scholarship Rules:
  • Eligibility: Scholarship awards are open to all high school, college or graduate students and individuals over 18 planning to enter college. There are no additional GPA requirements or demographic criteria restrictions.
  • Contest Overview: MindSumo will release new challenge scholarship opportunities each week. Students register and submit an idea or solution for each challenge. Submissions are judged and rated and the top 50% submissions will receive a mini-scholarship. Participants and winners are subject to our full terms and conditions
  • Judging Criteria: Submissions will be judged according to creativity, organization, and meeting deliverables by the sponsoring company and MindSumo
  • Scholarships: 10% of top submissions share $1,000 scholarship pool, 15% of next top submissions share $400 scholarship pool, 25% of next top submissions share $200 scholarship pool. Actual award amounts will vary according to how many submissions are provided for each challenge. Students may enter each individual challenge once but are not restricted to the number of challenges.
  • Scholarship Claims: Winners will be contacted via email and/or phone. It will be the sole responsibility of the winner to claim the scholarship once winners are announced. Payment will be provided directly to winners via electronic transfer.
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