Annual TSG Rising Stars Scholarship

Rising Stars Scholarship

Scholarship Overview

Since 2007, Test Study Guides (TSG) has been helping students around the world to master a variety of standardized exams. We – a team of dedicated college students, graduates, academic advisors, and entrepreneurs – have reviewed thousands of study guides and test preparation books, written about test preparation strategies and tips, and kept our readers informed of the latest developments in the world of college and grad school admissions.

Over the past years, we have risen to become the most important go-to online resources for readers from around the world.

Today, we are giving back to our diverse and loyal community.

This is why we are proud to introduce the Test Study Guides TSG Rising Stars Scholarship. This scholarship was created to help future college and graduate school students who have both demonstrated their strong potential to excel during their studies and also have a clear and compelling vision of what they wish to achieve in their future career.


We will award one (1)  $3,000 Scholarship to the lucky person who can show that they scored in the 99th percentile of a recognized standardized admissions test for college or graduate school admission and submits the most convincing essay outlining his or her vision for their future career goals.

The scholarship will be awarded preferably in the form of a direct payment to the university or college that the winner attends or will attend, or alternatively directly to the winner. The scholarship is not renewable.

Rising Stars Essay Topic

In the essay, we would like you to outline how you expect your studies will support your future career and what your vision is for that career.

  • How will you use your degree to leverage new opportunities for yourself?
  • How will your degree and education help you to change or disrupt your community, local area, or the world?
  • How will you manage increasing competition in a globalized world?
  • These are only some of the questions you can answer for your prompt.

Please keep your essay under 2,000 words.

Application Deadline

The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship is January 15 of each year.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be applying to or planning to apply to an accredited college or graduate school in the United States; have already taken the standardized test necessary for admission to their program of choice; and scored in the 99th percentile of test-takers of the same test (as confirmed by the organization that administers the test). Applicants must also be US citizens, US nationals, US permanent residents, refugees, asylees, Cuban-Haitian entrants, or humanitarian parolees.

Winner Selection and Announcement

The winner will be selected and informed within three months of the application deadline. We reserve the right to announce the winner’s details on our website and require a photo and statement by the winner to accompany the announcement.

How to Apply

Send your essay in PDF format along with official proof of your standardized testing score to

Applications are completely free. No fees are payable and we will never ask for your financial details.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting a scholarship entry, you accept our Site Terms & Trademarks Disclaimer and Privacy Policy, which can be accessed using the links contained in the footer of our site. You also transfer all rights and ownership of submitted content to us, regardless of whether your entry is selected as a winner or not. We reserve the right to publish submitted work at the conclusion of the entry period of each year in any manner we deem appropriate.

No purchase is necessary for entry or winning.

Selection of winning submissions is entirely at our discretion. The winner will be contacted by TSG via the email address used for submission. No award will be made in a year during which none of the submissions meets the criteria for the scholarship.

The scholarship will only be awarded once the winner confirms, by supplying official documents issued by their institution and as specified by us, that they have in fact been admitted to the program that in their application they indicated to be applying to. We may also require the winner to provide proof of their identity.