Return to Headlines

Varsity Tutors Essay Scholarship Contest, SNAPS for College Cash Sweepstakes and Free Speech Essay Contest

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship/Essay Contest for all students ages 16 -18:  Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $200 college scholarship contest - write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $200 college scholarship. Visit: to enter and read all the requirements. Read the featured/winning essay(s).  Enter your essay response TODAY– and no later than December 15, 2018. Check their website for the next monthly prompt! 


SNAPS for college cash:

All students age 16 and older are eligible - Sponsored by California Community Colleges - Snap a selfie and post how you would spend cash for college - you could win a $5,000 scholarship, TECH Package, or $250 gift card, plus weekly prizes.  Visit: Click here ( Sweepstakes ends at 11:59PM on December 30, 2018Be sure to read/print all the rules and restrictions before entering (Sweepstakes and prizes provided by iHeartMedia).


FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST for Juniors and Seniors - Offered by FIRE - Foundation for Idividual Rights in Education.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic. Visit: to enter! One top prize of $10,000, one second prize $5,000, three $1,000 prizes. Plus four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining essays!  All essay's due no later than December 31, 2018.