It does not matter if you are first or last in your class, or how much money your parents make because we reward you for what you know.

Tired of applying for traditional scholarships?

You have come to the right place. CKSF has replaced applications and essay writing with quick, online, multiple-choice quizzes.

CKSF offers many scholarship opportunities throughout the year with quiz topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Our scholarship calendar is updated monthly as sponsors fund new opportunities


Eligibility To participate in CKSF scholarship programs, you must be at least 14 years old. All high school, college, and graduate students in the U.S. are eligible. (International students are eligible as long as they live and attend a school in the U.S.) Parents may also register and compete at CKSF to win scholarships for themselves or their children.

Scholarship Quizzes CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year. Once you register with CKSF, you will find current and upcoming quizzes listed in your account. You can learn more about a particular scholarship including topics and award amounts by clicking on it. Scholarship quizzes are available 24 hours a day during specific "windows" or timeframes and most quizzes can be completed in less than five minutes.

Winning Quiz scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. You receive 500 points for each correct answer and lose one point for every second it takes to complete each question. At the end of a CKSF scholarship, the eligible participant(s) with the highest score(s) wins. You can view the results of CKSF scholarships on the homepage, or from inside your account. Results are updated every three hours. CKSF notifies winners via email after the scholarship has ended. Scholarship award amounts vary but most are between $250 and $2,500. CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post secondary school in the U.S.

Getting Started Registration takes approximately five minutes. The scholarships you are eligible to participate in will automatically appear in your account and CKSF will send emails to announce new opportunities and remind you to log in and take quizzes when they are available. A one-time registration lets you participate in CKSF scholarship competitions for the rest of your life. All you have to do is keep your profile information updated and accurate. You can find specific details for each scholarship we offer including topic, format, eligibility, dates, and award amounts by clicking its name inside your account or on the CKSF Scholarship Calendar.


Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 290361 Davie Fl, 33329-0361. © 2018 Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization developed at Nova Southeastern University In 2001 and is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA).