Guide to having a productive summer!

By Wiener Douyon, CollegeFindMe Intern, Incoming Freshman at Colby College

Your time has come!

I’m excited to share how I took advantage of my summer vacation last year as a rising senior to focus on extracurricular activities. I also share suggestions for you to make the most of your summer. Whether it’s an internship, community service, or even working, these school breaks are crucial as you apply to college. Use these tips to make your profile on the Common App and your resume more appealing to admissions.

Continue reading “Guide to having a productive summer!”

No Essay $1000 Giveaway

We believe that students are more than just a score. You have talents and passions that say more about who you are than your grades and test scores. Tell us 2-3 things you’re passionate about and you could be selected to win $1000 to cover any school-related expenses. Enter by September 30, 2019.

Eligibility 
To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current US high school students and transfer students
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Winner Selection 

  • One winner will be selected by a random drawing by October 15, 2019. The winner will be notified via email by October 20, 2019.
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and a brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes 

  • One winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses such as tuition, housing, books or other school expenses.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out to the college admissions team, learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.

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“Awareness Month” Video Contest

Students today are passionate about many issues and causes. Some issues/causes receive more attention because an entire month is dedicated to raising awareness. 
In 2-3 minutes, tell us in a video what issue or cause should receive its own “awareness” month and why. 

Eligibility
To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school and transfer students
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Video Essay Length

  • 2-3 minutes; files cannot exceed 5MB

Winner Selection

  • Winner will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate thoughtfulness, creativity, quality of filming and eloquence – be mindful of sound quality, lighting and background. 
  • Winner will be notified via email on September 15, 2019.  
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes

  • One winner will receive Beats by Dr. Dre BeatsX Earphones.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out with college admissions teams and to learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.

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Sunny Days! Essay Contest

Music. Science. Video. Whatever path you choose, we’re here to help make it happen. Tell us what you’re passionate about! One winner will be selected by a random drawing to win $1000 to cover any school-related expenses. Enter by June 30, 2019.

Eligibility

To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school juniors, seniors and transfer students
  • Ages 15 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Essay Length

  • 200 words or less

Winner Selection:

  • Winner will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate thoughtfulness, creativity and proper grammatical usage.
  • Winner will be notified via email on July 15, 2019.  
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes:

  • One winner will receive a Google Home Mini.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out with college admissions teams and to learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.

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Find Your Path Giveaway

Music. Science. Video. Whatever path you choose, we’re here to help make it happen. One winner will be selected by a random drawing to win $1000 to cover any school-related expenses. Enter by June 30, 2019.

Eligibility

To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school student
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Winner Selection:

  • One winner will be selected by a random drawing by July 15th, 2019. The winner will be notified via email by July 15th, 2019.
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and a brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes:

  • One winner will receive a $1,000 gift card to be used for educational expenses such as tuition, housing, books or other school expenses.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out with the college admissions teams and to learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com

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“Celebrate Your Independence” Video Contest

Americans celebrate their independence every July 4th. You will celebrate your independence when you attend college. In 2 minutes or less, tell us in a video what independence in college will mean to you.

Eligibility
To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school and transfer students
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Video Essay Length

  • 2 minutes or less; files cannot exceed 5MB

Winner Selection

  • Winner will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate thoughtfulness, creativity, quality of filming and eloquence.
  • Winner will be notified via email on August 15, 2019.  
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes

  • One winner will receive a JBL Charge 4 Speaker.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out with college admissions teams and to learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.

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Throwback! Student Essay Contest

You’ve discovered new passions. Developed new skills. Made new friends. When you look back on your high school years someday, how will you remember them? Tell us, in 200 words.

Eligibility

To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school juniors, seniors and transfer students
  • Ages 15 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Essay Length

  • 200 words or less

Winner Selection:

  • Winner will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate thoughtfulness, creativity and proper grammatical usage.
  • Winner will be notified via email on June 15, 2019.  
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes:

  • One winner will receive a $100 gift card.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out with college admissions teams and to learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.

Apply Now

Phoneless Frenzy Essay Contest

Phoneless Frenzy Essay Contest

Ever wonder what life would be like without a phone? Would you spend more time with friends? Making art? Tell us in less than 200 words: you could win big. Enter by April 30th, 2019.

Open to: All high school and transfer students

Eligibility

To enter this contest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school students and transfer students
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Must have a complete CollegeFindMe profile

Parent/Guardian Consent

  • Participants aged 18 and below must have a parent/guardian’s consent

Essay Length

  • 200 words or less

Submission:

  • The essay should be submitted to ‘[email protected]’ with the subject line ‘April Contest Submission’
  • The consent form should be attached to the email.
  • Single entry per student
  • The submitted document should be a word file or google drive doc along with the participant’s name on the top.
  • Essays must be submitted no later than April 30th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
  • To learn more about our scholarship and contest rules, visit the Summary of Key Rules.

Winner Selection:

  • Winners will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate thoughtfulness, creativity and proper grammatical usage.
  • Winners will be notified via email on May 15th, 2019.  
  • Once the winners are selected,  they will be asked to provide a picture we can use on our social media channels and website.
  • Winner will be asked to provide a picture and a brief testimonial to be used on our social media channels and website.
  • The winner will be required to provide a photocopy of their current student ID to verify their eligibility.

Prizes:

  • One winner will receive a $100 gift card.
  • The winner will be announced in CollegeFindMe’s monthly e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

To stand out with college admissions teams and to learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.

CollegeFindMe Monthly Contest: Dream Big

Passion is one of the key drivers in achieving your dreams and goals. For this month’s contest, we are asking you to share with us one thing that you’re passionate about and why.  

Eligibility

To enter this contest, you must meet each of these requirements:

  • Current high school student (provide current high school photo ID)
    • Non-US students are welcome to participate!
  • Ages 14 and up
  • Must have a completed CollegeFindMe profile

Parent/Guardian Consent

  • Participants aged 18 and below must have a parent/guardian’s consent

Essay Length

  • 200 words or less

Submission:

  • The essay should be submitted to ‘[email protected]’ with the subject line ‘March Contest Submission’
  • The consent form should be attached to the email.
  • Single entry per student
  • The submitted document should be a word file or google drive doc along with the participant’s name on the top.
  • Essays must be submitted no later than March 29, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Winner Selection:

  • Winners will be selected based on their ability to reflect thoughtfulness and creativity in their essays, all while keeping in check grammar and spelling aspects.
  • Winners will be emailed on April 5th, 2019.  

Prizes:

  • First place will receive a $100 gift card
  • Second and third place will each receive a $25 gift card

To stand out to the college admissions team, learn more about colleges and the application process, visit us at collegefindme.com.