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

Apply Now

“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.

CollegeFindMe is hiring high school students to work remotely!

Gaining work experience while in high school is invaluable. The CollegeFindMe internship program is a great way to learn how to balance your school and work schedule, to gain confidence in your conversation skills, and to demonstrate your work ethic on your college application.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for inviting friends and classmates to complete profiles on the CollegeFindMe platform within a 3-week time period. Every Friday you’ll submit a report to CollegeFindMe of how many students you’ve reached out to.

You set your own goals and you will be compensated accordingly (see the chart below). You’ll also receive an internship completion letter.  

Compensation

The following outlines how much you’ll be paid based on the number of students that complete the required profile on the CollegeFindMe platform. It’s important to note that each student you recruit must complete the required profile section on the CollegeFindMe platform in order for you to be compensated. If you recruit less than 5 students, you will not be paid.  

  • 5 students: $10
  • 10 students: $25
  • 20 students: $50
  • 30 students: $75
  • 50 students: $125
  • 60 students: $150
  • 75 students: $200

Skills/Qualifications

  • Must be a high school student. High school ID is required.
  • Demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and organization to achieve goals.
  • Good communication and social skills: personable and able to connect with other students.

Responsibilities

  • Invite freshmen, sophomores and juniors from your high school to become members on CollegeFindMe. All students must complete the required profile section in order to be compensated.
  • Update a weekly progress report (template and instruction provided by CollegeFindMe) and submit to CollegeFindMe every Friday by 5pm EST.

FAQ

How can I apply? When can I get started?

Click here to complete the application and someone from CollegeFindMe will reach out to schedule an interview if you’re selected to move forward. If you’re hired, you’ll sign a work agreement (under the age of 18 requires parental consent) and you’ll receive training by phone from a CollegeFindMe team member. Your start date begins when we receive your signed work agreement (and parental consent letter if required).

What happens if I don’t recruit 5 students within 3 weeks from my start date?

If you do not recruit five students to complete the required profile on the CollegeFindMe platform within 3 weeks of your start date, you will not be compensated.

Is it possible to get an extension for this project?

No extensions! Your 3-week work period starts on the day you sign your work agreement (including parental consent letter if under the age of 18).

How will I be compensated if the number of students I recruit is between two incentive levels?

Once 5 students have completed their required profile on the CollegeFindMe app, you’ll work towards the next incentive level. If you do not reach the next incentive level, you will receive $2 for each student who completes the required profile.

For example, if you recruit 18 students, you receive $25 for the first 10 students who complete the required profile, then you receive $2/student for the remaining 8 students that completed profiles. You’ll receive a total of $41 = $25 + ($2*8).

What happens if I exceed the maximum goal by recruiting more than 75 students?

When you exceed recruiting 75 students that complete the required profile, you will receive $3 per student that completes the required profile. For example, if you recruit 80 students within 3 weeks, your payment will be $215 = $200 + ($3*5).

Can I get an internship completion letter after the 3 weeks?

Yes, we’ll email you an internship completion letter if you’ve recruited at least 5 students with completed required profiles. We can also provide a recommendation letter upon request.

Anything else I need to know?

  • This is a project-based internship that requires you to work remotely and manage your schedule.
  • A parental consent letter is required for students who are under 18 on the day of signing the work agreement.
  • Payment is only for students that complete the required profile sections on CollegeFindMe. There will be no payment for incomplete profiles.

Any questions? Email [email protected].

Necessities For College

Necessities for College

By Jay KC, CollegeFindme Intern

College is a new thing for everyone that goes through, so naturally, there are a bunch of unexpected things you need for it. I am here to tell you about some essential items to bring that will make this process more comfortable for you guys. These items will range from some of the obvious things to some of the more obscure things.

First Aid Kit

The first, and most important, necessity you need for college is a first aid kit. You never know what is going to happen at college, and it’s always good to have back up plans. A first kit aid is a health back up plan. If you ever happen to get a cut, a burn, or a fall, the first aid kit would have everything you need to address the issue. Instead of going to find a nurse or clinic, you can fix the problem yourself. There are plenty of places to buy first aid kits, and sometimes you can make them yourselves so it would fit more of your typical health problems.

Toilet Paper

This might seem like something weird, but trust me this might be the best tip from this article. Colleges typically supply their students with only one-ply toilet paper. If you are someone who despises one-ply toilet paper, this tip is going to come in handy. If you are someone who prefers one-ply toilet paper, then I am going to have to question if you are a monster. Always keep the two-ply toilet paper near your toiletry, so whenever you have to run to the communal bathroom, you can take it with you. This will help prevent you from the discomforts of weak toilet paper.

Snacks

I know you might wonder why would you need snacks if universities offer plenty of them, but you still want to make sure you have some food that you enjoy. Some universities don’t provide the best snacks, so keeping some with you will ensure you have food to eat that you like. The best part is you get to keep it in your room so you wouldn’t have to travel all the way to a food hall or somewhere else to grab snacks if you are the hungry. This advantage serves best for a midnight snack where you can just get up walk a couple feet, eat quickly, and go back to bed.

Chargers

Everyone in college has an electronic that needs charging. That is why having chargers is vital in college. As a student, you likely will have a minimum of two electronics with you that need charging: a phone and a computer. The phone to stay in touch with your friends and the computer to store your notes, assignments, and Netflix. That means you need to have chargers with you at all times to keep these items going. To be safe, I would keep backups for both in case one of them breaks, or one of them gets lost.

Laundry Detergent

In college, one of the sad realities you face is that you have to remind yourself to do laundry, do your own laundry, fold your own clothes, iron them, and put them in drawers. At home, we would do certain parts of these, but not always all of them. One thing a lot of people tend to forget in this whole process is the laundry detergent. It is something our parents tend to buy, so it is always there for us. But, going to college means that you have to remember to purchase laundry detergent yourself.

Bottle(s) of Water

Now that you’re in a dorm, water might not be accessible like it was at your house. Sure, there might be a fountain down the hall from you, but continuously getting up every time you are thirsty to drink from a fountain is an annoying hassle. To avoid a situation like this, try to keep a big pack of waters or a water bottle that you regularly fill up to keep in your room. That will help avoid the multiple trips to the water fountain and keep you hydrated at all times.

The list of college essentials could go on and on, but I picked the ones that I feel like are the most important to people. Personally, I will definitely find myself using water, snack, and toilet paper tips because I am someone who doesn’t like being put in an inconvenient situation. Hope this list can give you a tip on the things you may want to bring!

My College Path

By Jay KC, CollegeFindme Intern

Although it feels weird to say it to myself or even write it down here, I’m done with my college process. I am now, officially, Bucknell University Class of 2023. I have been selected to go there on a scholarship through the Posse Foundation. I still haven’t processed this accomplishment because of basketball, JSA, and school, but I know it will sink in eventually. 

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