Monday, July 14, 2008

Essay Contest for College Students

This $1000 prize could put a small dent in that hefty textbook bill:

How do you define success? Your answer could be worth $1,000! Houghton Mifflin Company invites you to enter the 2009 College Survival Scholarship Essay Contest. Three national winners will be chosen from the United States to receive awards of $1,000 each. Winners will be chosen by Linda Wong, author of Essential Study Skills 6th edition.

How to Apply:

Write an essay answering the question "How Do You Define Success?" This essay should not exceed 750 words.

Submit your essay at

No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

Submit materials no later than December 15, 2008

Three national winners will be announced in Spring 2009.

Questions? Email the Editors at:


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.