“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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Stressing The Importance of Leadership Titles

By Aida Girma, CollegeFindMe Intern

Oftentimes in high school students are forced to do community service as a graduation requirement, though that may be true, some like me will do it regardless. I have always been someone that enjoyed giving back to the community, whether or not it was mandatory. Throughout my years in high school, I can definitely say I have gotten involved with many school programs such as volunteering with the elderly, helping out at church events, as well as tutoring third graders. Through these experiences, I was not only able to learn more about student behavior, but I was also able to learn more about my strengths and weaknesses. My proudest accomplishment, however, was being named Class President for my school’s class of 2019.

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The Major Decision: What Should You Study?

 

By Wiener Douyon, CollegeFindMe Intern

Major What?

The question that any senior could ponder for hours is a simple one:

“What do you want major in?”

There are so many possibilities that it may seem like you’re dealing with Quantum Physics. However, this will in no way cement your future. Besides, who knows what they will focus on for the rest of their lives? Just like how you are always changing and growing, so are your interests and passions.

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The College Interview: Time to Show Off!

By Wiener Douyon, CollegeFindMe Intern

Interview of Academics

At this point, you are more or less a pro in interviews. You know how to use your million dollar smile. You have the jokes. You have the flair. You have it all. But a college interview is a whole new ballgame. Imagine if regular interviews were the seasonal games of a sport. College interviews would be the all-star game – you have to prepare to shine, or else you’ll be out shined by other elite players.

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Making Yourself a Better College Candidate

By: Jay KC, CollegeFindMe Intern

If there is one thing all high schoolers can agree on, it is that everyone wants to be the best applicant for colleges and universities. We go to elementary school for middle school, middle school for high school, and finally high school for college. Of course, we want to go to the best college we can, so I am going to give you a few tips on ways to make yourself more appealing to colleges.

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Scholarships

Hispanic Heritage Youth Award

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Award is available to rising high school seniors of Hispanic heritage. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Deadline: October 15, 2018

Apply at: https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
A one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.

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Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship

Liasion Scholarship

Provided by: Liaison Technologies
The Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students. You must submit a 30 to 60 second video that discusses, explains or demonstrates an important aspect of data in today’s or tomorrow’s society and also includes one interesting fact about yourself in order to be considered for this award.
Deadline: October 31, 2018

Apply at:  https://www.liaison.com/scholarship/

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$5,000

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The Top Ten Scholarship 

There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That’s it? “But, I’m amazing,” you say. We hear you, and we know that it’s tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. “Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.” (250 words or less). You must be thirteen years or older, a legal resident of the United States, and currently enrolled or will be enrolled no later than the fall of 2024 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Deadline: December 31, 2018

Apply at: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$1,500   

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E-waste Scholarship 
Provided by: Digital Responsibility

College Scholarships

The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award. Deadline: April 30, 2019

Apply at: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$1,000   

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FAFSA: Let’s Talk About The Money!

By Wiener Douyon, CollegeFindMe Intern

FAFSA What?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA is the certified report of your family’s financial standings. Each college applicant receives their FAFSA after submitting documents such as W2 forms and recent tax returns. FAFSA is the financial side of the college application process, and for many- the most important. Besides, it’s money we are talking about! Let’s dive in!

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