THE CUSTOMIZED GIRL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Why did we launch a scholarship?We started out selling custom t-shirts, but we've evolved into a community of statement makers. It is empowering to make a custom shirt and to wear that statement across your chest. Launching a scholarship is the next step in empowering a new generation.
What can you win?Two winners will win $500 each.
Important dates?All entries are due by Dec 31, 2020. The winner will be announced January 31, 2021. We do this every year, so even if you don't win, you can come back again. (Unless you graduated, in which case... congratulations, graduate!)
HOW TO ENTER
1. Write a very short statement.We want to hear your original and unique statement. One that you want to share with the world. What would you wear on your chest? It doesn't have to be serious. In fact, silly might be better.
2. Fill out a form.Fill out this short form powered by Google Forms. Include your statement.
3. Post on Instagram & follow us.Caption one of your Instagram posts with your statement. In the comments, tag us @CustomizedGirl and also include #CGScholarship. Follow @CustomizedGirl.
2019: Two WinnersStay uncomfortable. This is one of two winning entries for 2019. Read both statements and see more details on our blog.
2018: Several WinnersDo what you love and let it consume you. This is one of five winning entries for 2018. Read all of the statements and the interviews on our blog.
2017: Several WinnersWeird is the new wonderful. This is one of five winning entries for 2017. Read all of the statements and the interviews on our blog.
2016: Several WinnersTrust your passion to outshine your fears. This is one of five winning entries for 2016. Read all of the statements and the interviews on our blog.
2015: MarisaDon't be afraid to use glitter pens while writing your future. Read her interview on our blog.
2014: MaggieLive your life as if you had an infinite amount of confetti. Read her interview on our blog.
2013: MariahWhat other people think of me is none of my business. Read her interview on our blog.
How is the scholarship judged?
We have a panel of unbiased judges selecting the winner. The judges are looking for a statement that is interesting, fun, and clever. Just make your statement. Be original. Be unique. You'll do great.
Is this only for girls?
Not anymore. It used to be. We are Customized Girl after all. But we decided to open it up to everyone.
Can I apply as a high school student, grad student, etc?
Here's how we see it: if you're paying for your education (or will be paying for it in the immediate future), then this scholarship is for you. High school students should have plans to attend or apply to colleges.
The form has fields for the name of your college and your major. If you're not completely sure yet, just say "Not totally sure, but I plan to..." and give us an idea of your plans.
How many times can I submit an entry?
Applicants are allowed one entry per person. Submitting additional entries will not increase your chances of being selected.
I don't use Instagram and for a variety of reasons, I cannot create an account. What do I do?
You can still apply. In the scholarship form, include a note about not using Instagram.
What if I have more questions?
Email us and include "Scholarship" in the subject line: CGstores@eretailing.com
Hopefully, we've answered all your questions on this page. If you're still not sure about something, our best advice is this: fill out the scholarship form, and feel free to include any questions or concerns in the form itself.