Investing Scholarship

2018 Investing for Beginners Scholarship ~ [Recent Winner Got $4,500]

InvestMoneySchool & Our Mission:

Hi, I'm Veken Bakrad, host of On the podcast, I document my journey to becoming successful investor. Most of all, I'm happy to share my failures, fears, life goals, and mini successes with you, so you can learn from my mistakes. I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with it, and you'll probably stop searching for new content because you get everything you want in one podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and learn how to invest your first $1,000 dollars.

Today our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end, we are proud to introduce the Investing for Beginners Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship. But starting your own business or inventing the next big thing requires money.

Take advantage of the scholarship, the application only takes 15-30 minutes to complete!

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” - Benjamin Franklin

Our Values In Action:

Click Below To See Our Recent Winners


Suzie Kebabchyan - The Winner of $4,000 University Scholarship 2016

"I feel so blessed that I won the $4,000 scholarship. After I received the email from Veken Bakrad at that there were 771 applicants I was very intimidated and definitely did not expect to win. It was a huge surprise for me and every time I remind myself that I won, I get even more excited. This scholarship was very important for me because it covers my whole tuition for one year at CSUN. This means that I don’t have to worry about not being able to register for classes, which relieves me and my mother from a lot of pressure. If I hadn’t received it I would have had to take some loans to finance my education. I would also have to find a job either on campus or outside of campus which would not allow me to take as many classes as I would like to in order to graduate on time."

Total Amount of Applications Received: 771


Excited, proud, anything that can be expected of a scholarship recipient. The attainment of a scholarship establishes a level of confidence within one self. As I have been awarded this wonderful scholarship, I now realize the possibility of being awarded others.I was very shocked to hear the news that I was chosen for a scholarship, it seemed too good to be true. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity!

Total Amount of Applications Received: 423


Anna Grigorian - The Winner of $1,500 School Scholarship 2014

Hello, my name is Anna Grigorian, and I am currently a junior at Glendale Community College. I want to give many thanks to Veken Bakrad Scholarship for this award; alike many others that plan on pursuing a college career and beyond, I find it challenging to pay for the privilege of receiving a higher education. Since I was very young, I’ve always had a deep fascination with understanding how we think and act, and a passion for wanting to help others potentially compelled me to major in Sociology. Thank you again to, and congratulations to the two other recipients as well! 

Total Amount of Applications Received: 356


Amy Johnson - The Winner of $500 School Scholarship 2013

I was honestly very excited and surprised that I had been presented this scholarship because I knew 200 people applied and only 3 were rewarded this scholarship. When I received the email at, at first, I was in disbelief, but after each time I read it I became more excited. Thank you Veken, I still can't believe that I've have won! I feel very blessed and relieved to have received this scholarship.

Total Amount of Applications Received: 215

Scholarship Award: foundation will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best-submitted entry determined by Veken Bakrad. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2018.

Scholarship Deadline:

The deadline for the 2018 scholarship is December 15, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

Any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018 semester. The student must be enrolled at an accredited American college, university or trade school. You must answer 5 simple questions in our application form

Winner Selection & Announcement

A winner will be selected and announced on our blog and on this page on or before December 20th, 2018.



How to invest 1000 dollarWelcome to the Invest Money School Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for starting and optimizing your investments. I have tested every recommendation on this page. If I haven't used personally than it is recommended by my family, relative or a cousin, and I trust their recommendations as well. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to creating my personal investment portfolio (or were crucial to developing IMS to where it is today).

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.


Table of Contents: 


National Debt Relief

After dropping out of college and leaving my five figure job, I thought I would become next Warren Buffet in no time. I ended up getting myself into $42,000 dollar debt. I received a letter from National Debt Relief to help me stop the debt collector harassment. I decided to work with them. 

Credit Repair Magic

Obviously After trying to settle your debt you're going to need to fix your credit. I'm currently going through this course and I love it so far. I have taken so much notes and I would love interview the owner behind this program which is Bruce Hurley and get more insights from him. I'm on my way to fixing my credit! WOOHOO!

Amazon Investing books

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. On the page, you will fix best investing books for beginners and how to get started. You definitely need to read these books!


When I first got started 3 years ago, I struggled with finding audio version of a book... download it. transfer to my iphone.. blah blah... NOW, I can go audible app and BOOM the book is available and I can listen to while I drive to work or just walking. I love it! Click the link and get your first book for free! 


Best way to learn how to invest money visually for affordable price.  I used Udemy to jump-start my process in stock trading, real estate and building better investing psychology habits. What I love the most about it is that they offer 30 day money back guarantee. I bought this course one time and I couldn't stand the professors voice. Drove me insane! I asked for a refund and in 2 days, the money was back in my bank acct.

Real estate investing for beginners


I always loved real estate, but I felt like I needed pile of money to be able to afford a house. Fundrise makes it easier for those who are just getting started. You can see similar returns as regular property and you only need $500 dollars to get started. you will get great returns & equity in a property. Click the link and get started today!


Other real estate crowd investing services focus only on large commercial properties. With RealtyShares you can invest in single family homes to large commercial properties.Some offerings only require a minimum $1,000 investment.


The minimum amount to invest is $1,000. When purchased individually, real estate investments can be quite complicated, especially commercial properties and properties purchased that are rehabbed and flipped. But Realty Mogul makes real estate investing almost as simple as investing in paper assets, the way you would on an investment brokerage platform.


Invest Directly in Specific Properties — RealCrowd is not a middleman but provides the marketplace for you to have direct access to established real estate deals without adding a management level and fees. minimum $5,000 investment.


They offer big-time protection for small investors. It also allows investors to take advantage of real estate deals that they might not normally be able to take advantage of.


Minimum Investment $1,000. The platform gives you the ability to select loans individually and build a portfolio based on your own parameters and preferences. They also offer automated investing as well.

Patch of Land

Minimum Investment $1,000. Like most other real estate crowdfunding sites, PoL provides comprehensive information and documents on each project before and during the process. This allows investors to perform their own due diligence ahead of time, as well as receiving ongoing support, information and updates prior to and after investing.


HomeUnion is equipped to work with Self-Directed IRAs. Homeunion staff are very knowledgeable and handle everything soup to nuts. Now looking to add more to my portfolio.

Rich Uncles

$0 account fees! I know its amazing...Properties are usually commercial or residential and best part is you can get started with only $500 min. investment, expect 7%+ annual dividend*, and get paid cash monthly* 


I first thought this company was scam. Then I deposited $100 dollars to test it out. I was blown away! I loved it so much that I ended up transferring over $4,000 into my acct. Why? Because I save $15 bucks on trading stocks. I hated paying $7 for buying stock and paying $7 selling the same stock at TDAmeritrade. I TDA but I like to make money too. 


I need to stop drinking coffee everyday! I have made Starbucks rich, lol. Basically anywhere I go and buy something, they invest my spare change in the stock market. Best part? They invest your money based on your investing tolerance. 

Other investment opportunities for beginners

Gold Broker

I bought gold bar to diversify my investment portfolio because when dollar value drops then gold prices start increasing. This book helped purchase my first gold bar in 2015 👑 I would like to interview Gold & Silver experts on the podcast, so we can both learn more about it. I have heard some people buy and flip gold coins and make good money! but I need to confirm more about this in near future. 

Lending Club

Even though I’m not rich but I like to help people with whatever I have. This platform lets me lend money to those in need and earn some interest to grow my investments. Remember higher risk brings in more money. Something guaranteed will bring you close to nothing money. Lend your money now, click logo. 


Trust me, I will never put anything on this list unless I use/used it.  Note: some of the resources above may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.