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How to Win

Your application will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of submission (25%)
  • Completeness of submission (25%)
  • Creativity of ideas in short essay response (25%)
  • Creativity of social media element (25%)

Rules & Regulations


The Nitro Parent Scholarship is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who have a child who is enrolling in an accredited college or university for the first time (will be a freshman) in the upcoming (2017-2018) school year.

NOTE: The check for the scholarship winner will be sent directly to the college or university.

Application deadline*

  • May 31, 2017 (Winner is Maureen Gast from Portage, Michigan)
  • July 31, 2017 (Winner is Sherill Farrell)
  • August 31, 2017 (Winner is Adele Dixon from Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • November 30, 2017

*Applications submitted past the August 31st, 2017 deadline date (11:59 PM ET ) will be considered for the November 30th deadline.

Parent Scholarship Application Instructions

Current Deadline:  November 30, 2017

Nitro cares about helping parents fund their children’s college education. That’s why we’re offering PARENTS the opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship from Nitro - if you have a child that will be a freshman for the 2017-2018 school year. We know that as parents, we do not want to burden our kids with unmanageable loans when they graduate. This scholarship is one of the many tools Nitro offers to help pay for college.

As an added bonus, you have another chance to earn a $1,000 scholarship by recommending your friends after you apply. If your friend includes your name in their application and wins, you also get a $1,000 scholarship. There is no limit. Invite as many friends as you wish.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Scholarship Survey Questions.
  2. Answer two (2) short-answer questions.
  3. Participate in our social media activity.
  4. If applicable, enter who referred the scholarship to you.
  5. Submit the application when completed.

Good luck!