The passage of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was supposed to mark the end of abusive debt collectors. Unfortunately, a seedy underbelly of harassment, robocalls, fakes, and spam messages still persists among debt collection agencies.
Sue the Collector is dedicated to stamping out these bad practices and creating a better world for us all. We help to hold debt collectors accountable through litigation. However, an equally important part of the equation is educating people about the dangers of this illicit debt collection underworld.
We’re offering a $2,500 scholarship to a current or incoming college student who writes a winning essay on these practices. The best essay should address key questions like:
- What does the underworld of debt collection practice look like? What kind of practices does it include?
- What are rights that everyone should know to protect themselves from harassment by debt collectors?
- Why is it important to promote fair, reasonable debt collection practices?
The essay should be between 500 and 1,000 words long. It should be well-written, show evidence of your research, and be your original work.
Selection of a Winning Entry
All entries will be evaluated by a scholarship selection committee composed of members of the Sue the Collector team. The winner will be notified of their award and will be featured on the Sue the Collector website.
In order to be considered for the $2,500 scholarship, all entrants must submit their essays via the online form by June 15, 2021. Any late submissions will be discarded.
How to Apply
To be considered for the scholarship, please fill out the form on our application page and attach your 500-1,000 word essay on or before June 15, 2021.
Terms and Conditions
See our terms and conditions page for a full list of details regarding the Underworld of Fake/Spammy Debt Collectors scholarship.