Category Archives: Scholarship Contest

Join The $2000 College Prowler Scholarship

If you can write or have written a good essay in any topic, join the College Prowler Scholarship and get a chance to win $2000 for your college education plus 10 free College Prowler guidebooks that is worth $169.50. This essay scholarship contest is open to all high school and college students who are legal residents of the United States. International students with valid visas and home-schooled students are also eligible to join in this contest.

Joining this contest is so easy because all you need to do is create and submit a 1000-word essay online! Students can even submit an essay that they wrote for a class, another scholarship, the school paper, or an admissions essay. Just be sure that it has 1000 words or less and an original work of the submitter.

For this year, deadline of submission is on May 31 and winner will be announced on June 15, 2009.  All submitted entries become the property of College Prowler but students can still use their essays for college applications and other contests both before and after submitting them to College Prowler scholarship contest.

For more information and complete rules of this contest, please visit this site.

Dare to Dream Expect to Succeed National College Scholarship Program

The “Dare to Dream…Expect to Succeed” is a National College Scholarship Program conducted by BrainstormUSA, the exclusive provider of programs for home such as Orchard and PLATO Core Curriculum programs.  This scholarship contest is open to students in both elementary and high school level.

The contest simply entails students to describe their personal dream and how they hope to attain it. Participants can utilize any form of creative expression to describe their dream. It can be in the form of essay, photos, paintings, collages or even videos. This scholarship contest chooses winners every quarter. Entries can be submitted all year round.

First prize winner will receive a college scholarship while other winners will win computers with a library of educational software titles. The contest will also give away software packages to a number of select participants. The “Dare to Dream…Expect to Succeed” is not for students only because the respective school and teachers of the winner will likewise receive prizes such as computers and software.

To join, download the Entry Form; students may also call BrainstormUSA at 1-800-595-5561 to request for an Entry Form. For more information, please read the Official Rules and Regulation of Dare to Dream Expect to Succeed  National College Scholarship Program.

Get A Chance To Win An Easy $2000 Scholarship

I stumbled upon this $2000 Scholarship opportunity wherein entrants only need to fill-up an online entry form, view several contest sponsors and confirm their entry. It is quite easy; there is no purchase or fees to pay so I can’t see any reason why you should not join this easy $2000 scholarship raffle.

This contest is conducted by VHMnetwork LLC and is open to all residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age. The $2000 prize is directly payable to the winner and it can be used for any of your education needs such as tuition and other fees like books and lodging.

The drawing date is June 15, 2009, just see to it that you will enter a valid email address and shipping address to make your entry eligible.  One winner will be selected through random drawing  and he or she will notified through e-mail, telephone, regular U.S. postal mail or by overnight carrier within approximately three (3) business days of the selection.

If the winner can not be contacted or reached within two (2) days, the prize will be forfeited in favor of another entrant that will be selected at random among all other eligible entries received during the contest period.

For more details about this easy $2000 Scholarship raffle, please read the terms and conditions of the contest.

L-A: It’s Happening Here 2009 Scholarship Contest

If you are a high school junior or senior student from any school in Lewiston and Auburn, then you are lucky because you may join the L-A: It’s Happening Here 2009 Scholarship Contest! This contest will give away $1,500 scholarship as first prize, 1,000 scholarship as second prize and an  Apple iPhone for the third prize winner. Home-schooled students from the said place can also participate in this contest.

To join, students must submit a written essay describing what they consider to be the “most happening” thing in Lewiston-Auburn. The essay, together with the completed scholarship contest entry form must be submitted through postal mail at CONTEST, P.O. Box 1188, Lewiston, ME, 04243-1188 on or before May 15.

Students who can submit their entry early may receive a free Happening Here t-shirt and may also have an opportunity to have their work featured on both the WGME-13 and It’s Happening Here! websites. The contest winners may claim their prizes as soon as they have a proof that they are already registered to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. The proof can be in the form of a letter from the Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid office, or other proof acceptable at the discretion of LAEGC.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest

The Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship Program is an audio-essay scholarship contest that is open to all high school students who are currently in grades 9-12. This scholarship contest awards a whopping $30,000 scholarship for the lucky first-place winner which is directly paid to the scholar’s university or technical school.

Aside from the $30,000 as first prize, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship Program also awards other national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000. For this year, the theme of Voice of Democracy scholarship contest is “”Does America Still Have Heroes?”

Students may join in this contest by submitting the required entry form via mail together with their essay and recording to a local VFW Post.  Remember that the audio essay should be between three to five minutes long and must reflect patriotism based on the stated theme.

Deadline of entry submission for this year is on Nov. 1, 2009. For more details, you may visit the Voice of Democracy (VOD) Scholarship Program website or call the VFW National Programs office during normal business hours at 816-968-1117.

MLK Essay Scholarship Contest

The MLK Essay Scholarship Contest is offered by the Clarksville Area Ministerial Association and for this year, they are proud to announce that they will be offering three academic scholarships for the year 2009 – 2010 (two from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarships and one from Dr. William H. Corley scholarship). The scholarship award for this year is worth five hundred dollars.

To join in this contest, applicants must be in their high school senior year and should be accepted by a college or university. Students must submit an essay about “Dr. King’s Dream For America” in order to join. The length of essay should be three pages long and the essay submitted should be original because any form of plagiarism will be automatically disqualified.

Winners for this scholarship will be based on the merit the essay submitted particularly on the participant’s ability to express his or her understanding about Dr. King’s ideas and principles and connect these with today’s ever changing world.   The essay should be mailed at Clarksville Area Ministerial Assn, 731 Windermere Dr, Clarksville, TN on or before April 30, 2009.

Join The 2009 Akademos Scholarship Essay Contest

If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in any accredited college institution in the United States and you got a talent in writing a well-crafted essay? Why not check out the 2009 Akademos / TextbookX.com  Scholarship?They are currently accepting entries and who knows? You may be the lucky one who might grab the $2,000 grand prize.

This year’s essay topic is easy: Should there be a death penalty? Simply defend your position on practical, philosophical or ethical grounds by writing between 250 to 750 word essay and submit it online before October 31, 2009 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).

Just remember that you must reference at least one book that influenced your insight about the topic by providing complete bibliographical information of the book. Of course, only original essay must be submitted; plagiarism will automatically disqualify your entry.

So hurry, organize your ideas and submit your entry early. For more information about this essay scholarship contest, please click here.

The 2009 Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

The 2009 Scholarship Essay Contest of Signet Classic is currently accepting essay entries. This scholarship contest is open to all junior and senior high school students who are attending schools in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. This is likewise open to home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the United States and the District of Columbia.

There is no purchase necessary to join in this contest. Interested participants should write a 2 to 3 pages essay typed in double-spaced on one of four topics below from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:
1. Erica Jong, in her “Introduction,” in the Signet Classic edition, states: The universe of JANE EYRE operates according to female laws. Jane’s success as a heroine depends on her breaking all the rules decreed for nineteenth-century women.” (p. viii).  To what extent is Jane Eyre an appropriate heroine for the feminist movement? In what ways, if any, does she fall short? Give examples from the novel to support your conclusions.
2. In outline, the novel is a Victorian update of the Cinderella story; a non-descript young woman, poor and abused, catches the eye of a Prince Charming, powerful and wealthy. After a series of obstacles, she marries him, and they live happily ever after. Do you regard the Jane/Rochester story as a fairy tale? If so, discuss the reasons for your opinion. What elements make their love affair seem like a fantasy? Or, do you believe the love between them is realistic? If so, what accounts for their strong attachment to each other despite the differences between them?
3. Discuss the elements of “paranormal” or supernatural experiences in the novel. Use specific examples to illustrate the way characters’ dreams and visions help advance the narrative, reveal psychological complexity, build suspense and evoke sympathy for the characters? You may also discuss the ways such elements enhance (or detract from) the overall realism in the novel.
4. Discuss the issue of social class in the novel. What overt or implied class differences exist between Jane, the governess, and her employers and her young charges? How is Jane’s status different from that of other servants in the household? Use specific scenes that illustrate the social system that existed.

Signet will choose five winners who will receive $1000 each toward their college education. The school library of the winners will also receive Signet Classics. Deadline of essay submission is on April 15, 2009. Please be noted that only English teacher of the student can submit the essay through mail and that the essay must be submitted in 3 copies.

For more details about the 2009 Scholarship Essay Contest of Signet Classic, please read here.

Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

The “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest from Edgar Snyder & Associates is open to all high school seniors studying in Pittsburgh, Central Pennsylvania and Erie. Students are asked to write a proposal for a program that would effectively teach pre-teens and teenagers the consequences of underage drinking.

The length of proposal / essay must be around 1,000 words and should be typewritten and double-spaced. The said proposal must be mailed to Edgar Snyder & Associates “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest US Steel Tower, 10th Floor 600 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on or before January 31, 2009 along with completed application form.

The prizes at stake for this scholarship contest are the following:
•    Three grand prize scholarships of $2,500. There will be one grand winner from each area (Pittsburgh, Central PA, and Erie).
•    Three second place scholarships of $1,000. There will be one grand winner from each area (Pittsburgh, Central PA, and Erie).
•    One runner-up in the Erie region will receive one $500 scholarship

The complete Rules and Regulations of the contest can be read here while the application can be downloaded through this link.

Internet Scholarship Program For Incoming College Freshmen

The Internet Scholarship Program by US Bank awards around 30 scholarships to high school seniors entering college during the fall semester. Chosen scholars receive $1,000 each to help them fund their college education.

Eligible high school senior applicants are those who are planning or already enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited two- or four-year college or university by September 2009. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Applying for Internet Scholarship Program is relatively easy because it is web-based and does not have strict GPA requirement. Scholars will be chosen randomly without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin. Upon selection, the US Bank will verify winner submissions and notify each scholarship recipient through mail or phone around April 2009.

The scholarship award checks are payable jointly to the student and the school and may be received on August 2009. Interested high school seniors may apply now. Deadline of applications is on February 28, 2009.