Yes, you read it right; there is really a scholarship for incoming freshman students who are frustrated to college admissions! And this scholarship is offered by myUsearch, an online resource that matches students to schools and provides college enrollment information. This is actually a contest wherein the winner can take a $1000 scholarship money.
To apply to myUsearch scholarship contest, you should complete the myUsearch questionnaire, create an essay answering the following:
- What has been the most frustrating part of the college admissions process?
- Why should colleges change this?
- what suggestions do you have?
The best essay will be declared as the winner of the $1000 scholarship money. Deadline of submission is on July 15, 2008. Click here for more information.
This is not an academic scholarship contest but it is worth mentioning here because the prizes in this contest include a new Lenovo Ideapad Y-510 laptop computer and an Olympus E3 digital camera that are helpful for students in doing their research works and projects or home works. Plus, the experience that students can get from joining this contest is a significant opportunity of a lifetime.
So what scholarship is this? Well, it is the National Geographic on-assignment photography contest in the Australian Outback which is open to all currently enrolled college students all around the world who are at least 18 years of age, have passion in photography and available for travel in Longreach, Australia from August 19-26, 2008.
Applicants must be currently enrolled and actively studying at accredited college or university in their countries and can speak and write English fluently. Students must also have a valid driver’s license and should know how to drive a manual vehicle.
To apply for this travel scholarship, you must shoot and submit a maximum of five photos telling a story about a place you have visited. Photos will be judged according to originality, ability to convey a story through photos and the presence of excellent shooting technique. Applicants also need to complete an entry form and write a maximum of 300-wordessay on why you should be chosen.
Photo entries should be submitted to Flickr, tagged with the keywords ‘Scholarship 2008’ and added to the World Nomads Group. Remember that only tagged photographs in this group will be considered. Deadline of submission is on midnight of June 30, 2008, Australian Eastern Standard time.
The AISES Google Scholarship is a program intended for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members who are taking up computer-related degrees such as computer science, computer engineering and management information systems.
Aside from the required degree courses, qualified applicants for AISES Google Scholarship are those graduate or undergraduate students who have at least 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). This scholarship awards $10,000 college money for its lucky recipients which are equally distributed over their course of study.
AISES Google Scholarship award recipients will be also provided with information about various Google internships and other student program opportunities from Google. Deadline of application for this scholarship is on June 15, 2008.
For more information about the AISES Google Scholarship, please visit this link.
Are you artistic and have a passion for dressing up? Why not check out the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest which is sponsored by Henkel Duct Tape? This contest awards a total of $18,000 scholarship money: $3000 each for the first place couple winner and their school; $2,000.00 each for the second place couple winner and their school; and $1,000.00 each for the third place couple winner and their school.
In order to be qualified to join, students must create and wear an outfit for their prom that is partly or entirely made from duct tape and submit a photograph of the couple together in prom attire. Do not forget to save your created duct tape outfit because if you won in this contest, you need to submit/surrender your winning outfit through pre-paid overnight courier.
For more information about this scholarship contest, please read here. Deadline of photo submission is on June 11, 2008.
Journyx Scholarship Program has an ongoing essay contest where students could win $500 college money. In order to join, the students should write not more than 1000-word essay on any of these topics:
- Persuade someone who doesn’t want to track his time on a per-product per-activity basis why it is in his best interests to do so.
- Describe a real situation that you’ve encountered where project oriented time tracking has made a positive difference in the world.
Aside from the essay, students are also required to submit their official academic transcript containing the entrant’s spring semester grades for the academic year in progress and a brief resume that includes e-mail address, campus address and phone number, student ID number, permanent address and phone number, major and expected graduation date.
The essay along with other requirements must be submitted through email on of before the contest deadline which is on June 1, 2008. For more details, please read the Official Rules of Journyx Scholarship Program.
The 2008 Akademos / TextBookX Scholarship Contest is now open to students who are currently enrolled in any accredited college within the United States. However, to be eligible to join, a student need to have good standing in his or her studies.
This scholarship contest will award $2,000 for the grand prize winner and $250 TextbookX gift certificate for two runner-up winners. The essay topic for 2008 is “What should be done, if anything, to stop nuclear proliferation?”
Students must create a grammatically correct essay with length between 250 and 750 words and the students must reference one book that influenced their response to the essay topic. Likewise, students must include the complete bibliographical information for the said book. Deadline of submission is on October 31, 2008 11:59 PM EST.