Scholarship Spotlight—March 2016

Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay.

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Dolman Law Group Video Essay Scholarship

Amount: $1,100 Bi-Annual Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2016-2017 academic year. Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution. For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian

Requirements: Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend. Must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of 03/15/16.

Essay Topic: In order to participate in the essay contest, applicants must present 2-3 minute video essay discussing the following issue:

Much has been made about the potential of driverless and automated car technology in recent years, and many industry observers expect this technology to be widely available within the next decade. Technology is never perfect however, and accidents involving driverless vehicles have already occurred. Various legal issues arise when autonomous cars are involved in accidents, including determining who should be held liable for an accident. In your opinion, who should be held accountable when a driverless vehicle is involved in an accident? The owner? The manufacturer? The software developer? Explain.

Due Date: March 15, 2016

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Couponing in College Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility: Any U.S. resident enrolled in a university within the 50 states or the District of Columbia can apply for this scholarship. Contestants must demonstrate both knowledge in couponing and saving money, while also demonstrating the technical aptitude to understand how to publish online (a skill we think is critical in today’s economy).

Requirements: To enter, you must publish a 500+ word essay providing tips and strategies for utilizing coupons of any type (physical, digital, mobile) to save money while in college. The essay should be published on a blog or any website which allows the publication of articles. You must mention this contest in your published essay, and provide a link back to this contest page.

Due Date: March 25, 2016

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Amount: $2,000, $700, and $300 to 3 winners

Eligibility: The QuitDay Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia.  Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.

Requirements: Applicants must submit a typed essay (1,000–1,500 words) answering the following questions:

  • Why do you see smoking as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of smoking, and why?
  • What would a smoke-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current smokers?

The essay must include the word count and be signed with a full name (both first and last name), along with the applicant’s email address, phone number and permanent address.

The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.

Due Date: March 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.

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Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,000 to 3 winners

Eligibility: To qualify for the scholarship, you must be an Undergraduate, a Graduate, or a High School senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or College. The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program is open to people of all nationalities.

Requirements: Write an essay according to the instructions provided below and send it to Fill in and submit the application form. Write an essay that is between 1000 and 1600 words as per the following instructions.


Students use social media and the internet in all kinds of ways, from keeping in touch with their friends to researching for and submitting assignments. One of the least thought about uses of social media is leveraging it to get a job after college. Discuss some of the ways that you could use social media to get a job after college. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using social media to get a job after college?

Due Date: March 31, 2o16 at 11:59 PM EST