RentHop Apartment Scholarship Terms, Conditions, Guidelines, and Policies

The RentHop Apartment Scholarship awards up to $2,000 a year to eligible undergraduate students in bachelors and associate degree programs in the US (or a graduating high school senior matriculating to an eligible undergraduate program). For more information, refer to the main RentHop College Scholarship page.
Scholarship Timeline and Details
RentHop will award two scholarships of $1,000 per year, one corresponding to each application deadline, and optionally one or more honorable mention awards of lesser value. The two deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year are April 30th, 2020, and August 31st, 2020. RentHop will notify the winners using the provided email and phone from the application within 30 days of each deadline, and RentHop will pay the cash award portion of the scholarship within four weeks of the notification. The non-cash portions of the award will be given at a mutually convenient time between the winner and RentHop, no more than 3 months from the notification date, with the exception of the optional internship, which may be scheduled up to 12 months from the notification date.
To apply for the RentHop Apartment Scholarship, you must be currently enrolled in an eligible full-time undergraduate program pursuing a bachelors or associate degree, intending to graduate within the next 4 years. Eligible institutions include any accredited university in the United States that graduates at least 100 students per year, or are listed as university or college programs in any non-part-time category in the 2015 online editions of U. S. News and World Report, Peterson's College Information report, or the Princeton Review College Guide. Immediately family members of RentHop or LM2 Research, Inc. are not eligible to apply.
Application Logistics
To apply for the RentHop Scholarship, email an essay, not to exceed 500 words, to Also include your name, school, year of graduation, and phone number. You must use your school-provided email address to be eligible.
Judging Criteria
An internal team within RentHop management, the RentHop Scholarship Board, will select the winner from among the eligible submissions received on or before 11:59pm ET of each submission deadline. Selection criteria is at the sole discretion of RentHop Scholarship Board. Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to, how well the applicant answered the requested essay content, the likely impact the scholarship may have on the applicant's education and career, and the logistics of providing a potential optional internship to the winner. By submitting an application for a RentHop Scholarship award, you give RentHop and its affiliates permission to publish your name on the RentHop website, social media pages, press releases, and other venues affiliated with publicizing the RentHop Apartment Scholarship.
Cash Award Reporting
Each scholarship award shall be non-transferable and will be in the form of a check made payable to the eligible institution of higher education attended by the recipient. Scholarship award recipients must submit proof of current enrollment at such institution in order for RentHop to remit the award. No cash equivalent awards will be provided. The award of any scholarship shall be contingent upon full compliance with the terms and conditions of these rules. If any RentHop Scholarship award recipient (i) fails or refuses, within ten business days of being notified of their selection as a recipient of a scholarship award to provide proof of identity, any required affidavit, or any requested tax forms (including IRS W-9 form), (ii) is found by RentHop to have violated the terms and conditions of these rules or (iii) otherwise does not meet the eligibility criteria set forth herein, such recipient's award will be forfeited and an alternate RentHop Scholarship award recipient will be chosen. Any taxes owed by any recipient in respect of any RentHop scholarship award shall be the sole responsibility of the award recipient, who shall be issued an IRS Form 1099 in connection therewith.
Essay and Content Release
Upon submitting the application materials, You hereby irrevocably grant and convey a perpetual license to RentHop and LM2 Research, Inc. (including its successors and assigns) in those materials, allowing RentHop and LM2 Research, Inc to reprint and publish the materials on our website and related publications. RentHop shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any application, or to otherwise exploit any Content or to continue the development, production, distribution or exploitation thereof, and RentHop may at any time abandon the use of any Content for any reason.
Privacy Policy and Use Of Personal Information
RentHop takes your privacy seriously. We ask for your contact information only so that RentHop can contact you to notify you that you have won a scholarship. We will not supply your information to any 3rd parties other than to announce the winner in a media outlet or publication.
Grand Disclaimer
RentHop reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who we feel has violated the letter or spirit of the rules. Any changes will be promptly posted on this page or on the main application page. In the event a particular winner is disqualified, RentHop will choose a replacement winner within 30 days and continue with the remainder of the official timeline.
Apply Today at the main RentHop Apartment Scholarship page.

You must apply using your school email address.

Application Deadlines (Winner notified within 30 days of each deadline):

  • April 30, 2021
  • August 31, 2021
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