College HELP Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The College HELP Scholarship is a scholarly competition for college students based on things they should know before they graduate college. As the title suggests, the Higher Education Life Preparation scholarship prepares college students for life after they graduate. The quiz topics are based on important facts such as finance, careers, etc. 


All U.S. college and university students 


1st place on Career Fact Quiz - $500 scholarship
1st place on Financial Fact Quiz - $500 scholarship 

How it Works

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. The Challenge Round quiz runs twice a year, September through December and January through April. A new quiz begins during the first week of every month. Scores from each quiz are added together for each participant and the top 25% of scorers will  advance to the Championship Round. The highest scoring student from the Championship Round will receive a $500 scholarship. 

Quiz Dates

Career Facts - 
Quiz 1:  09/01/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Careers and Majors 
Quiz 2: 10/06/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Job Search 
Quiz 3: 11/03/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Professional Protocol
Quiz 4:  12/01/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Combination Quiz 
Top 25% of scorers advance to the Championship Round
Championship Round: 12/18/2013- 12/20/2013

Financial Facts - 
Quiz 1: 01/05/2014- 04/20/2014 - Benefits and Taxes (cheat sheet
Quiz 2: 02/02/2014 - 04/20/2014 - Personal Finance (cheat sheet)
Quiz 3: 03/02/2014 - 04/20/2014  - Credit and Loans (cheat sheet)
Quiz 4: 04/06/2014 - 4/20/2014 - Combination Quiz 
Top 25% of scorers advance to the Championship Round
Championship Round: 04/23/2014 - 04/25/2014 

Quiz Details 

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded for each correct answer and one point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the "Results" tab at