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Is Your Blog Worthy of a Scholarship?

Do you maintain a weblog and attend college? Would you like $1,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? If so, read on.

We're giving away $1,000 this year to a college student who blogs. The Blogging Scholarship is awarded annually.

Scholarship Requirements:

Important Dates:

Unfortunately, due to a funding shortfall this scholarship is not available this year, however if our fiscal position improves we may reinstate it next year.

Why a Blogging Scholarship?

At College Scholarships.org we believe that everyone deserves a shot at a decent education. And we love bloggers. Not for the least of reasons, because we blog, and the founders of this site make a living as bloggers. :)

We believe passion is important. As the world gets more competitive, those who are passionate about what they do, and work close to their passions, will be able to become and stay successful even as technology and automation eat away at many business models. Those who are willing to share their experiences with the world help make the world a better place, even if most bloggers only consider blogging a hobby.

We believe those who freely express themselves are far more likely to find their true passions and connect with people to bring on large scale social change.

Not Blogging Yet? Blogging Rocks...Start Today

If you do not yet blog, consider starting one. We always prefer blogging on your own domain name (because that gives you more flexibility if your blog becomes more than you thought it would be), but there are also many free, quick, and easy to use blogging platforms. A few of the more popular ones are:

Have a Friend That Blogs?

If you have a friend that blogs feel free to mention this page to them, or if you want to really surprise them nominate them, stating why you think they deserve this scholarship.

Apply Today!

There is a 1,000 word limit for this essay. Like great blog posts, short & interesting is preferred over verbose. Use any of these questions as the basis for your scholarship essay:

Please note, if we select you as a finalist we may post your essay on our site.

Past Winners

Kendra.

2012 Grand Prize Winner

Kendra Wells, School of Visual Arts in Manhattan
F Yeah Art Student Owl

 

Camille.

2012 First Runner Up

Camille Beredjick, Northwestern University
Gay Writes

 

Martinus.

2012 Second Runner Up

Martinus Evans
300 Pounds and Running, University of Connecticut

 


 

John McAuliff.

2011 Grand Prize Winner

John McAuliff, University of Richmond
Road Trip of Passage

 

Heather Cohen.

2011 First Runner Up

Heather Cohen, University of Maryland, College Park
Escaping Anergy

 

David Shiffman.

2011 Second Runner Up

David Shiffman, University of Miami
Southern Fried Science

 


 

Christie Wicox.

2010 Grand Prize Winner

Christie Wilcox, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Observations of a Nerd

 

Christine Mielke.

2010 First Runner Up

Christine Mielke, Santa Clara University
Temptalia

 

Mark Lamprecht.

2010 Second Runner Up

Mark Lamprecht, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Here I Blog

 


 

2008-2009 Grand Prize Winner

David Mauro, Colorado College
David's blog

 

2008-2009 First Runner Up

David Cameron, UNC-Greensboro
David's blog

 

2008-2009 Second Runner Up

Thomas Peters, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
Thomas's Blog

 


 

Kim Klein.

2007-2008 Grand Prize Winner

Kimberley Klein, Loyola University School of Law
Kim's Blog

 

Shelley Batts.

2007-2008 Runner Up

Shelley Batts, University of Michigan
Shelley's Blog

 

Jess Kim.

2007-2008 Runner Up

Jess Kim, MIT
Jess's Blog

 


 

Stephen Yellin.

2006-2007 Grand Prize Winner

Stephen Yellin, Drew University
Stephen's Blog

 

Paul Stamatiou.

2006-2007 Runner Up

Paul Stamatiou, Georgia Tech
Paul's Blog

 

Shelley Batts.

2006-2007 Runner Up

Shelley Batts, University of Michigan
Shelley's Blog

 

* past Grand Prize Winners are not eligible for entering future Blogging Scholarship contests. Runners up are eligible.