Simpler Trading National Scholarship Essay Contest

Simpler Trading is pleased to announce we are holding a Simpler Trading scholarship essay contest. The contest will award one $3,000 scholarship to the 1st place student and one $2,000 scholarship to the 2nd place student for the 2016-2017 academic year.

With this scholarship contest, Simpler Trading hopes to encourage and empower those who are actively engaged in managing their own investing needs. The contest is open to U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older and who are currently majoring in finance or a similar field at an accredited American university or college. To enter, applicants must submit an 800- to 1000-word original essay discussing how higher education can prepare students to be successful self-directed market traders and use online trading tools effectively.

Annually for the academic school year, Simpler Trading will select and award two scholarship winners with a first and second place award of a $3,000 for the first place winner and $2,000 for the second place winner with the scholarship to go towards tuition, books, and or other materials at the university they attend.

"We believe that access to the right education can help traders succeed in all markets," said John F. Carter, expert market trader and co-founder of Simpler Trading. "The scholarship is for students who have a passion for trading and understanding how the markets work. We're passionate about teaching investors to discern what's valuable information and what's driving the markets."


US Citizens at least 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college with a major in finance or a related field.


Any student who fits the eligibility requirements listed above can apply for the Simpler Trading scholarship. To enter the student must submit an 800-1,000 word essay on the following topic:

* Discuss how higher education can better prepare students to take part in online trading and better utilize online trading tools.

For submission, simply email your essay as an attachment in PDF or Word format, including your full name, major, school you will be attending, proof of U.S. citizen ship and proof of attendance at the school you are attending along with contact information that includes your physical address, phone number and email address to the scholarship team via the entry form found on this page. 


July 15, 2016, 11:59 PM EST to be considered for the 2016-2016 academic school year awards. The winners will also be notified through email and phone call.


The Simpler Trading scholarship committee will review all essays received and two winners will be chosen, both a first place and a second place winner, for the academic school year. Once the winners have been determined, the winners will be announced on the Simpler Trading website. The Simpler Trading Scholarship Committee will also notify the winners through email and phone call. The scholarship winners will receive a check (1st place winner $3k and 2nd place winner $2k) made out to their school of choice, to cover their academic costs – specifically, books and tuition. The scholarship is non-renewable, valid for one semester cycle and can only be won once in the lifetime of any single person.


Any questions on the scholarship essay contest can be directed to the scholarship team via the contact form on this page

Simpler Trading is an interactive trading education company that offers a full range of interactive trading and training events for those interested in building on their trading skills. The company's team of seasoned active traders provide in-depth market knowledge and actionable, real-time advice via one-on-one coaching, videos, chat rooms and community forums, as well as through larger live and online educational experiences.

We are no longer accepting entries in this scholarship contest.