Capital One Shopping eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship

Supporting the Next Innovators in Online Retail and eCommerce

Applications for the 2018 scholarship are now open. Scholarship deadline is August 21, 2018.

Overview of the Scholarship Program

The annual Capital One Shopping eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize current business majors and minors who demonstrate academic excellence and strong entrepreneurial thinking. Special consideration will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in online retail and eCommerce.

Along with the application, students must submit a 500-word essay meant to demonstrate their entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

Eligibility and Deadlines

Scholarship amount awarded: $2,500.00 (awarded to 1 student)
Scholarship deadline: Submissions (including the essay) must be received by August 21, 2018. Students will be notified of their results no later than October 21, 2018.
Minimum GPA: 3.4
Eligible fields of study: Business Administration and Management, Business (General), finance, accounting, or other related business degrees. Both majors and minors are accepted.
Eligible schools: Accredited post-secondary institutions as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarship Application Instructions

  1. Check your eligibility above.
  2. Compose a 500-word (or less) essay on the prompt below:
    Which trending technologies will affect the future of online retail and eCommerce the most in the next 20 years?
  3. In your cover letter, please include the following information:
    1. Name
    2. School
    3. Field of study (provide proof if needed)
    4. Year of school
    5. Phone number
    6. Email address
    7. Link to your Twitter and Facebook profiles (LinkedIn optional)
  4. Email your essay and cover letter in a PDF format to [email protected].
Please note that the winning essay may be published on

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I’m a student attending high school or community college, am I eligible to apply?
    Scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in a business degree program or will be in a program during Fall 2018, whether it be a four-year university or junior college.
  2. I’m a student outside the United States, am I eligible to apply?
    Students must be enrolled in an accredited university or college within the United States.
  3. I’m an international student in the United States, am I eligible to apply?
    The scholarship is open to international students currently enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States.