Wednesday, October 1, 2008

College Essay Contest

Not sure if this company is going to sign you up for something or what, but for a chance at $5K in scholarship money, it seems worth taking some time to investigate:

"Education Matters" $5K Scholarship

In the second half of 2008, is offering the "Education Matters" $5K Scholarship. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia

Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2014) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Complete an online scholarship search profile at

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"

Deadline: October 31, 2008
More details here and here.


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