The Common Knowledge Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Common Knowledge Scholarship is a scholarship open to everyone from high school students, college students, and even those who are currently out of school. Participants are quizzed on trivia and common knowledge questions. 


All U.S. residents


1st place - $250 scholarship

How it Works

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. There are four quizzes during the month of May  and June. Scores from each quiz are added together for each participant and the top scoring participant receives a $250 scholarship.

Quiz Dates

Quiz 1 of 4: 04/29/2014 - 05/10/2014

Quiz 2 of 4: 05/12/2014 - 05/24/2014

Quiz 3 of 4: 05/26/2014 - 06/07/2014

Quiz 4 of 4: 06/09/2014 - 06/21/2014

Championship Round:

06/23/2014 - 06/25/2014


Quiz Details

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded 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