Scholarship Opportunity

Lifetime Locators' $500 Scholarship Essay Contest


Submit a 500+ word essay focused on how we can alleviate the homelessness crisis in the United States, for the opportunity to win a cash scholarship for the Spring 2020 semester.

Scholarship Guidelines

Essay Topic

What can we do to help alleviate the homelessness crisis in the United States?

Scholarship Guidelines

Please read these guidelines carefully, as your essay will be reviewed accordingly.

Essay Topic

In order to apply for the Spring 2020 scholarship contest, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

What can we do to help alleviate the homelessness crisis in the United States?

Important Guidelines
  • Essays must be received by December 1, 2019, 12 AM CST.
  • Applicants should include their name, address and phone number.
  • Essays must contain a minimum of 500 words.
  • Applications should be submitted using the form below or emailed to, in either pdf or doc format. Links, for example to Google Docs, will not be considered.
  • Applicants must state where they plan to attend college or what college are currently attending.
  • Applicants must upload a copy of their college ID or acceptance letter if transferring or still in high school.
  • Only one (1) submission is allowed, per person.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, essay submissions will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:
    • Compelling and relevant response to essay prompt
    • Correct grammar and style
    • Creativity, thoughtfulness and individuality

We look forward to reading your submissions. The winner of the Spring 2020 scholarship will be announced by December 20, 2019.

What is Lifetime Locators?

Lifetime Locators is a DFW-based apartment locating company that helps people find the perfect apartment that they can call home. We help both local residents and people relocating to the Dallas area find an apartment that fits their unique needs. Not only are our services completely free; we also offer our clients a cash rebate as a thank you for working with us!


What is Lifetime Locators’ connection to the essay topic?

In recent years, our country has been hit with several massive hurricanes, destroying property and leaving tens of thousands of people homeless. Even without these natural disasters, the number of people in the United States experiencing homelessness exceeds 500,000. As it is our business to find people places to live, our team here at Lifetime Locators is both shocked and saddened by these statistics.

Why does Lifetime Locators want to offer this scholarship?

We believe that the issue of homelessness is something that more people should be educated on, and by offering this scholarship, we hope that we will encourage you to dig deeper into this topic. We look forward to reading about how you think the homelessness crisis could be mitigated, and the ways you think we could help make our country a little bit better.

Will the scholarship money be sent to the college or directly to the applicant?

The scholarship money will be sent directly to the winning applicant.

Does the applicant have to show proof of college attendance?

Yes, they will need to upload a copy of their college ID or acceptance letter if transferring or if still in high school.


Submit Your Essay

You can submit your essay using this form, or email your submission directly to Before writing and submitting your essay, please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

You have already submitted an essay. Only one submission is allowed, per person.