The 2020 Scholarship Contest is now open.

2019 was our 7th year giving out this scholarship! It has continued to evolve. In 2020 we are awarding two winners. $500 each. We're asking you to post your "statement for the world" on Instagram. See more below.


Custom Shirts with Colorful Logos

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.

Custom Pink Raglan Tees

What can you win?

Two winners will win $500 each.

Custom Black T-Shirts

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!)


Custom Performance Tanks

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.

Custom Neon Crop Tanks

2. Fill out a form.

Fill out this short form powered by Google Forms. Include your statement.

Custom Racerback Jersey Tanks

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.


Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2019

2019: Two Winners

Stay uncomfortable.

This is one of two winning entries for 2019. Read both statements and see more details on our blog.
Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2018

2018: Several Winners

Do 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.
Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2017

2017: Several Winners

Weird is the new wonderful.

This is one of five winning entries for 2017. Read all of the statements and the interviews on our blog.
Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2016

2016: Several Winners

Trust 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.
Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2015

2015: Marisa

Don't be afraid to use glitter pens while writing your future.

Read her interview on our blog.
Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2014

2014: Maggie

Live your life as if you had an infinite amount of confetti.

Read her interview on our blog.
Customized Girl Scholarship Winner 2013

2013: Mariah

What 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:

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.


We print custom apparel and accessories on demand. We launched in 2004, and we've been making customers happy ever since.

We have many specialties, from custom shirts to matching best friend shirts to dance bags, please feel to check out our wide selection of customizable gear.

All of the photos on this page are from happy customers who loved their custom gear. Read more about our story and our mission here.

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