Frugal Dad Undergraduate Scholarship

My educational background was relatively non-traditional. Immediately following high school, I attended Auburn University and studied pre-med. After a couple years there I found myself struggling financially, and burned out from trying to work and go to school. As my sophomore year came to a close, I found myself broke, homesick, and yearning to return home after a death in my family. I decided to return to my hometown and find a job.

The birth of our first child some years later inspired me to get back in school. I enrolled at a local university to pursue a degree in Computer Information Systems. A job change led me to another city with limited educational opportunities, so I completed my degree requirements online at Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Management.

My initial experience both working and attending school full time left a very serious impression on me. In an effort to help aid students financially, so they can take full advantage of a fruitful college career, I’m starting this scholarship. Read below to find out details and I look forward to awarding the first winner!

Scholarship Details: Frugal Dad Scholarship 2012 is awarded by

Scholarship Deadline: CLOSED Monday, April 30 2012 at 11:59 PM EST

Award Amount: $5,000 non-renewable. Each scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education attended by the scholarship prize recipient (once the scholarship prize recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the sponsor). Scholarship prize recipients must submit proof of enrollment on or before September 10, 2012. Previous winners may not re-apply.

Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on academic history, extracurricular involvement, and ingenuity of essay entries.


  • Must be 16 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on, if required to upon notification of winning the award.
  • Answer 4 essay questions (500 words or less)

Please complete the following application and send it to scholarships.

The first winner will be announced on June 1, 2012.

Future opportunities will be posted here: Frugal Dad Scholarships