Festivus Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Festivus Scholarship is a scholarship competition that is open to everyone that is out of school. At CKSF we have high school scholarships, college scholarships and now we have Festivus, which is a scholarship for the rest of us: parents, out of school, etc.. Participants are quizzed on basic common knowledge facts.

We couldn’t come up with a catchy scholarship name when someone asked, “what about the rest of us?” Seinfeld fans will understand the reference.


Out of School


1st place – $250

How it Works

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. The Challenge Round quiz runs twice a year, September through December and January through April. A new quiz begins during the first week of every month. Scores from each quiz are added together for each participant and the top 25% of scorers will be advanced to the Championship Round. The highest scoring student from the Championship Round will receive a $250 scholarship.

Quiz Dates

Fall Challenge Rounds –
Quiz 1:  09/01/2017 – 12/15/2017
Quiz 2:  10/01/2015 – 12/15/2017
Quiz 3:  11/01/2015 – 12/15/2017
Quiz 4:  12/01/2015 – 12/15/2017
Top 25% of scorers advance to the Championship Round
Championship Round: 12/23/2017 – 12/25/2017

Winter Challenge Rounds –
Quiz 1:  1/1/2018 – 4/30/2018
Quiz 2:  2/1/2018 – 4/30/2018
Quiz 3:  3/1/2018 – 4/30/2018
Quiz 4:  4/1/2018 – 4/30/2018
Top 25% of scorers advance to the Championship Round
Championship Round: 5/4/2018 – 5/6/2018

Quiz Details

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at www.cksf.org. For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded and one point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the “Results” tab at www.cksf.org.

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