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Tassels 4 Education® Annual Scholarship

Tassels 4 Education Scholarship

Tassel Depot believes in you and believes your Tassel was worth the Hassle.

Announcing a new annual scholarship opportunity

Tassel Depot's - Tassels 4 Education® Annual Scholarship

We will award 4 scholarships annual to graduating high school seniors who are either applying to or accepted by an accredited college or university, or currently enrolled college students with one year or more remaining in their education.

2017 Scholarship Winners

The winners for our 2017 Tassel Depot - Tassels 4 Education® Annual Scholarship have been announced! Click here for more information.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

4 simple steps

Step 1: Review the prompt!

As a proud American company we carefully selected this inaugural prompt to allow for your expressive style, self-introspection, and individualized meaning.

This year’s prompt is ...

“ Represent your views about living and learning in your IDEAL America ”

Step 2: Choose your medium!

We believe that each person is special and talented. While earning your Tassel you followed a set curriculum. Now it is your turn to express your creativity outside of the proverbial curriculum box and be rewarded for it. We are offering two medium options to ensure that applicants with a variety of talents are included.

Available Medium options

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography projects can include any type of photography as long as it is your original work. We encourage you to provide a brief description of your piece with your submission, as if it were to be displayed in a museum or art exhibit.

CREATIVE WRITING: Essays are acceptable but don't feel limited to a typical essay; tell us about living and learning in your IDEAL America with your imaginative words. No minimum word count; Max is 1,200 words.

Step 3: Create your project!

Let your talent loose and let your creativity flow.

Step 4: Submit!

  1. Fill out this PDF form and email it to scholarship@tasseldepot.com


  2. 2.5 minimum GPA, an official transcript will be requested once the finalists are chosen

  3. Letter of recommendation. Please provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, clergy, or friend.

Deadline: May 31st, 2017, 11:59p.m. EST

The Rules

Your college or university must be in the United States of America.

Plagiarism is prohibited. We look forward to YOUR submission.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college or university, or currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited college or university in the United States of America with a year or more remaining in their education. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this web page.

Employees of Tassel Depot and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadline of May 31st, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST in order to qualify for the scholarship program. Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline.


By submitting your project, you agree that Tassel Depot may use your name and display your project on our website, printed, or digital materials. No other contact information we collect will be used without your explicit permission obtained via email beforehand.

Choosing a Winner

  1. Submissions will be evaluated by our judges only after all submissions have been received. The merit of entries will be determined based on creativity and persuasive voice as it relates to the prompt.
  2. 2.5 minimum GPA, an official transcript will be requested once finalists are chosen.
  3. Letter of recommendation: please provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, clergy, or friend.

After carefully reviewing the available information on our site, applicants may also email scholarship chair Roger, scholarship@tasseldepot.com with further questions. Tassel Depot plans on having cascading winners. 1st place being awarded $1000, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $500, and honorable mention $250.

If the scholarship committee at Tassel Depot feels as though there is not an entry that meets the standards of a winning submission, they may not honor 1 or all of the 4 awards.


The winning entrant will receive, upon verification of eligibility criteria as described above, receive his or her one-time scholarship disbursement of $1,000, $750, $500 & $250 in the form of a check from Tassel Depot to the approved school or university, listing the student as the beneficiary, depending on individual school "outside scholarship policies." Winners will be contacted by July 14th, 2017 and funds disbursed after that date. It is the recipient's exclusive responsibility to ensure that funds are received by the school or university. Recipients should notify us if that does not happen within 30 days of the date the check is issued.

Tassel Depot reserves the right to discontinue the Tassels 4 Education ® scholarship program at any time without any notice. This promotion is void where prohibited.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view our Tassels 4 Education® Annual Scholarship FAQs page.

Handout Sheet

Click here to download our Handout Sheet PDF.