Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two Essay Contests for College Students

If you need some more cash for college, check out these opportunities to turn your words into dough:

2009 Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship Competition

Award: $500 and a year's subscription to The Writer magazine
Judges: The Writer editors
Deadline: March 1, 2009 (postmark)

Description: The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is a writing contest for full-time college students. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor-in-chief and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

Requirements: You must be 18 or older and a full-time undergraduate student at a university or college in the U.S. or Canada at the time of entry. The winner will be asked to provide proof of enrollment.

--Submit 2 copies of a previously unpublished 600- to 800-word personal essay in English on something you feel passionate about.

--Essays will be judged on the quality of the writing, including grammar, punctuation and expression of ideas.

--Include a cover page with the essay title and word count, as well as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Contact information must be valid through July 2009.

--Also include the name and address of your school.

--Place only the title (not your name) at the top of each page of the essay.

--Entries must be typed and double-spaced on standard letter-size paper.

--Number each page. Paperclip the pages together.

--The award is open to students in the U.S. and Canada enrolled full time in an undergraduate college or university at the time of entry. (Do not send transcripts with entries.) Employees of Kalmbach Publishing Co. are not eligible to participate.Only one entry per student will be accepted.

Send entries to:
Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship
The Writer
21027 Crossroads Circle
P.O. Box 1612
Waukesha, WI 53187-1612.

Entries will not be returned. Do not send originals. If the winning entrant cannot be reached by July 1, 2009, the runner-up will be awarded the scholarship.The winner will be announced in July 2009 and will receive $500 and a year's subscription to The Writer.More details: www.writermag.com


MoneyMatters101.com 2008 Scholarship Award

Award Amount: $300.00 U.S. Dollars
Deadline: December 31, 2008 (postmark)

Description: The 2008 MoneyMatters101.com Scholarship Award is available to freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students attending a college or university in the United States or Canada. You must have a minimum 2.3 GPA.If you are a freshman and have not yet received your college grades, please submit your transcripts showing that you have enrolled in classes.One scholarship will be awarded. The winner will be notified through postal service and their name will be posted on the MoneyMatters101.com website. Phone calls will not be accepted.

You must submit an essay, maximum of 750 words, which addresses the following question:With banks collapsing, soaring gas prices, companies filing for bankruptcy, people losing their homes, uncertainty in the stock market, rising unemployment figures, and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, what are your thoughts on the current economic conditions?

In addition to answering an essay question, you must submit your official college transcripts to be eligible for this award.

All submissions must include your college transcripts and essay. Submissions can be sent through regular mail and must be postmarked by December 31, 2008.

Submissions must be mailed to:
MoneyMatters101.com Scholarship 2008
PO Box 18689
Long Beach, CA 90807

MoneyMatters101.com awards 1 scholarship 3 times a year.
More details: http://www.moneymatters101.com/scholarship/spring2006.asp


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