Guest Contributor Guidelines - Scholarship America

Guest Contributor Guidelines Guest Contributor Guidelines


Share your expertise with our audience of students, scholarship providers and supporters.

Publish your original article on Scholarship America by following these guidelines for guest writers and brand partners. attracts more than 50,000 monthly visits, and we’re always looking for well-researched, engaging content to publish on the blog. If you have exceptional writing and/or design skills and would like to share your expertise with a large audience of students, scholarship providers and college access advocates, we’d love to hear from you!

Topics We Cover

  • Financial Aid
  • Financial Literacy
  • Preparing for College
  • Scholarships – Finding, Applying For and Making the Most of
  • Managing Scholarships
  • Advocating for and Supporting Students

The Basics

We require the below to be included in everything we publish:

  • Original ideas, compelling arguments, and high-quality writing. We will not republish anything that’s been published elsewhere.
  • SEO best practices (optimized title, H2 headlines, etc.)
  • Posts that range from 800-2,000 words. Longer blog posts provide readers with a significant amount of information, and should also include some bulleted lists and section headings to help readers digest the material.
  • Articles that reflect Scholarship America’s writing tone and style. We aim to be casual, yet authoritative, and generally stay away from buzzwords and confusing jargon.
  • No more than one link to your company’s website in the post.
  • Submissions must meet our editorial guidelines and quality standards.
  • We reserve the right to edit any content you submit.
  • Infographics are welcome, at a maximum of 800px wide. Please provide 300-600 words of context along with the infographic, following the guidelines above.

Links & Citations

  • You may include one relevant link to your own website in the body of your text.
  • Links to other high-quality, relevant sites are also encouraged.
  • We reserve the right to remove any links we deem inappropriate.
  • We prefer links to credible sources, like research studies and major publications.
  • Appropriately attribute data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article.


  • We’ll promote your guest post on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and encourage you to do the same.
  • To avoid duplicate content and Google penalties, you can’t republish your guest post to your own blog, LinkedIn, Medium, or

How to Submit Your Post

Please email marketing [at] scholarshipamerica [dot] org with the following:

  • Your completed post as a Word document.
  • Image files (with attribution) when applicable.
  • Short author bio including a maximum of one anchor text link to your own website.
  • If your article meets editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published.