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Modern Castle $1,000 Scholarship

Update – As of 2021, we have made the decision to pause our scholarship program indefinitely. If / when we re-open the scholarship program we’ll make updates here & on our social media.

Welcome to Modern Castle! At Modern Castle, we see ourselves as educators and researchers of all things home.

So for us, information, knowledge, and the ability to communicate and pass it on to others is incredibly important.

The entire team at Modern Castle was fortunate enough to be able to attend 4-year universities. It’s our hope that we can help support others to pursue their dreams through higher education and life-long learning.

Modern Castle Scholarship

How to Enter

To enter for a chance to win the Modern Castle $1,000 scholarship please create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) answering the following questions:

  • While you were growing up, what aspects of your home felt modern?
  • What technological trends do you think will most dramatically impact the way the modern home runs in the future?
  • What aspects of the home do you feel are most in need of modernization? Using current and / or near-future technology, how would you modernize it?

Please upload your video to YouTube and email the video link here.

The winning video submission will be the video that best answers the above questions in the most interesting, entertaining, informative, creative, and engaging way.

Below are a few other tips for your submission:

  • The video should be a maximum of 5 minutes long.
  • Video production quality counts. Don’t film on portrait (unless you have a good reason).
  • Don’t simply talk into a web cam or your cell phone for 5 minutes straight. Mix it up a bit with interesting elements, change shooting angles, and use creative graphics to help engage the viewer.
  • Don’t read off of an obvious script in front of you.
  • Make it fun!
Modern Castle $1000 scholarship video submission
Modern Castle $1000 scholarship video submission

Requirements & Rules

To be eligible to win the Modern Castle scholarship applicants must be:

  • A currently enrolled high school (or home-schooled) senior planning on attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the US in the following year OR an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the US
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of this application (or already enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the US)
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • US Citizen
  • Winner’s first name, last name initial, submission video, and university / college may be published on and elsewhere as part of our scholarship promotion

The winner applicant must be able and willing to verify their acceptance or concurrent enrollment into the school of their choice. The winning applicant must also be able and willing to verify their grade point average, diploma (if necessary), and US citizenship status.

Applicants must not be:

  • Children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, or any other immediate family member relations to employees, officers, or owners

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the entry deadline?

April 30, 2021

How much is the scholarship?


How many scholarships are available?

One each year

How is the winner selected?

The winner is selected by the Modern Castle team. All entries will be evaluated based on the above criteria. The one entry that best completed the entry criteria will be awarded the scholarship.

How do I enter?

Complete the video based on the instructions above. Upload your video to YouTube. Email a link to your submission video to

How will the scholarship be distributed?

Modern Castle will reach out to the winner’s school’s scholarship or financial aid departments. The scholarship funds will be transferred to your college or university, who will ultimately distribute them to the winner.

I have other questions, help!

Please reach out to us here

Scholarship Winners

2020 Winning Video

More Resources

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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12 Comments on “Modern Castle $1,000 Scholarship”

  1. So it says that the scholarship is paused indefinitely. Does this mean that the deadline on March 16th is cancelled and no submissions will be accepted? Just making sure.

    • Correct. We are not doing the scholarship in 2021. We may reevaluate in future years, but for now we have had to make the decision to pause it.

  2. Hi,
    My name is Ali Abdeen. I’m 21 years old. I graduated from Thamer International School in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I plan to attend at Arizona State University to study business. I’d like to apply for a scholarship.

  3. Are there any other materials (school name, GPA, etc.) that should be added to the application on YouTube or in the email?

    • Nope. Just your name and link to video on YouTube.

      If you’re the winner we’ll need to confirm other information before confirming your victory, but we will do that individually with any prospective winner.

    • Applicants should follow all local, state, and national laws. However, Modern Castle cannot provide legal advice with respect to what copyrighted material is allowed or disallowed.