$1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline for entry is July 17th, 2020

Entry Form



This is the second Agile Payments Essay scholarship.

The previous essay contest was won by Toby Burch of North Central Texas College. 

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About the Essay Contest

Do to the Covid-19 environment, the essay contest has been placed on indefinite hold. Submitted essays will be applied to the contest once a new date has been determined.

$1,000 will be awarded

The Agile Payments essay contest will support the winning student in their pursuit of their degree. Featured essays may be published in part or in their entirety on the Agile Payments blog with attribution to the author.



To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be attending an accredited college or university. Upload and essay addressing one of the following topics:

  1. What is the most innovative payments related application that you use and how does it make your life easier?
  2. Payments Innovations: Give your opinion on a new or yet to be discovered payments related innovation and why it would be a good contribution to society.
  3. Evaluate a current payments related application and explain what could be done better.
  4. Evaluate any application that does not have a payments component and explain why it should have a payments component and how it would benefit the organizations or companies using it and how it would also benefit the end-users.



  • Applicant is a current student at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant agrees to allow publication of their essay with attribution (if desired).
  • Deadline for submission is 5 PM EST, July 17th, 2020.
  • Winner will be announced August 12th 2020.
  • Payment will be via electronic or paper check.

Entry Form