The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a simple and fun scholarship. It is a merit-based scholarship that gives students an opportunity to complete higher education. There is no need for students to show any financial statements, scores, or grades. Students will get chosen based on their writing quality. The $1,000 scholarship was created by Gen and Kelly Tanabe who are award-winning authors of numerous books on scholarships, financing education, and applying for college. Gen and Kelly themselves were able to complete their college education debt-free and would like to help students experience the same. Their book sales help fund the scholarship and in return, award students with money towards higher education. High school, college/university, and returning adult students are welcome to apply for this remarkable opportunity by simply answering a question. Students are required to write an essay of 250 words or less and it may be an essay that they have written before. Students that are legal residents of the U.S. may apply. The Gen and Kelly Scholarship is an ongoing scholarship that is awarded twice a year to top selected students. The spring competition starts in January 1st and closes on July 31st. The fall competition starts August 1st and ends December 31st. In each competition one student will get assistance in completing higher education and be able to pursue and further their dreams. With many obstacles that students face today, the scholarship will give them a chance at greater opportunities. With a little push students are able to get anywhere.