The Education Alliance Presents

Cool Ca$h for College

Official Contest Rules


Any public, private, or home-schooled student who will graduate high school before July 2021.

40 Grand Prize winners will each CHOOSE one of three prizes:
(1) Mini Fridge,
(1) set of Apple AirPods, or
(1) Wireless Printer

100 Second Prize winners will be awarded a gift card equivalent to $20 in cash. Grand prize and Second prize winners will be contacted after the drawing and asked to confirm their delivery details.

Students will be entered in the contest automatically by:
-Completing the Promise application form on or before April 20th, 2021
-Filing the FAFSA on or before April 20th, 2021

Right now! Any FAFSA filing AND PROMISE scholarship application made during the 2020-2021 school year will be eligible to win.

Winners will be notified following the prize drawings which will be held monthly, starting in December of 2020 and ending on March 1st, 2021.
-December 17th – 1st drawing
-January 12th – 2nd drawing
-February 16th – 3rd drawing
-March 2nd - 4th drawing

-April 20th- Final Drawing

All winners will be randomly selected. Through partnership with WV Higher Education Policy Commission and WV Department of Education, entries will be identified directly from the official databases for both FAFSA and PROMISE, observing proper privacy protections of any personal data, and assigned a number. At each monthly drawing, The Education Alliance will use a random number generator to select 10 Grand Prize winners, and 25 Second Prize Winners each month.

Multiple Wins: Students will remain in the database even after winning one Prize tier for a chance at winning the other prize tier. For example, if you were selected in December to win Second Prize, your entry will still be in the database to win the Grand Prize in drawings through March, 2021. Likewise, even if you’ve won the Grand Prize your name will remain in the pool to win a Second Prize at an upcoming drawing.

However, a student CANNOT win the same prize multiple times. If a student who has won the Grand Prize is drawn to win the Grand Prize at another drawing their name will be disregarded and a new winner chosen.

In the unlikely event that a student is drawn to win both a Grand and Second Prize at the same drawing, that student will be awarded the Grand Prize, and a different student selected to win Second Prize at that drawing. The Grand Prize winner will still be eligible for Second Prize at a future drawing.

Students will have 10 days to respond to confirm their delivery details. If no response has been received by The Alliance before the time of the next drawing, that student will have forfeited their prize and a new student will be selected.

Right now! Any FAFSA filing AND PROMISE scholarship application made during the 2020-2021 school year will be eligible to win.

  • Members of The Education Alliance, the West Virginia Statewide College Access Network, the Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Department of Education and any immediate relative thereof are not eligible to win. “Immediate Relative” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.


  • Each student is allowed a maximum of one (1) entry to the Contest: official applications to both the FAFSA AND PROMISE scholarship will be considered (1) entry and will be eligible for both Grand and Second Prizes. The links to both HEPC and Student Aid official applications can be found at


  • There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of The Education Alliance.


  • This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. WVSCAN and all members thereof accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.


  • In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that The Education Alliance has the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, voice, and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.


  • The Education Alliance and any member thereof is not responsible for liability arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the Prize.