Paying for College | Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

August 27th, 2015 by

Teenage girl texting and drivingFinding scholarships can sometimes be tough. We found one we think you might be interested in!

The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is provided by

If you are a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level you can enter this scholarship contest. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

To apply, you must complete the application form on the website including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2015 — which happens to be No Texting While Driving Day.

The 10 finalists are selected based on the content of the 140-character message in their initial application. The final winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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Paying for College | Social Media Scholarship

August 13th, 2015 by

education costsFinding scholarships can sometimes be tough. We found one we think you might be interested in!

Marketing Certified Students Leading Social Media Scholarship

Deadline: August 31st, 2015
Award: $1,000

Who Can Apply? The Social Media Scholarship is for students ages 16 – 25 who have maintained a 2.5 GPA or greater in the most recent year completed.

To be considered eligible for the Marketing Certified Social Media Scholarship you must:

1. Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on August 31st, 2015 and a citizen of the United States or Canada

2. Like Social Media Scholarships Facebook page.

3. Email a short essay explaining how you think social media would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Explain in under 500 words how understanding social media would help you become more marketable to a potential employer. Clearly identify how it will benefit you and explain why you think you should be granted the Social Media Scholarship. Send your essay to:

4. Register your contact information on their website.

5. Complete the 50-question social media exam they send you with once you have completed your registration. The exam ensures that you are proficient in social media.

Interested in social media? Take Next Step Academy’s online course to learn more!


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