We want to help the next generation. And of course we love live sports, music and theater. So what better way to celebrate both than by offering a college scholarship to a qualified student who writes a heartfelt story about a live event they went to? That's all you have to do. Send us an original essay about a live concert, game or show you attended, and if we choose you as the winner, we'll award you with a $500 scholarship. Please read the following to learn about all of this program's rules, terms and conditions.
- High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school are eligible.
- Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school are eligible.
- You must be 18 years old or older.
- You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply.
- You must be able to verify enrollment.
- You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA currently.
- Your institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education.
- Applicants attending military academies are ineligible for this scholarship. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
- One entry per applicant (Applicants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified).
- An entry is an original essay of 1000+ words and no more than 2500 words that includes at least one, original and related image (applicants who submit plagiarized work will be disqualified, and it takes us two seconds to check).
Topic of Essay
Choose one of the following topics for your essay:
- Describe in detail the last live sporting event you went to (preferably a college game, but any live game will do!) and include the teams that played, the outcome and what the whole experience was like.
- Describe in detail the last live concert you attended, include the band/artist you saw and what the whole experience was like.
- Describe in detail the last live theater performance you've been to, include the show you saw, the theater it was in, and what the entire experience was like (it could be a school play, and college theater performance, a dance performance or even a Broadway show!).
- Essays must be sent in Microsoft Word.
- Word count: minimum of 1000 words, maximum 2500 words.
- Essays will be judged based on grammar, organization, creativity, originality, quality, and descriptive style.
- You must also include one picture that is related to your topic, preferably (but not required) an actual picture of the live event you're writing about.
- Videos may be used in place of photos.
- Videos should not exceed one minute.
- You can include more that one image or video, but no more than 4 total.
- One entry per applicant (applicants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified).
- An entry is an original essay of 1000+ words and a maximum of 2500 words that includes at least one original, related image (applicants who submit plagiarized text or images will be disqualified, and it takes us two seconds to check).
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017.
Notification Date: on or around December 10, 2017 the winner will be notified. If you don't hear from us by December 12th, you were not the winner.
- The recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied to tuition.
- Payment will be by check and will go directly to the winner’s college or university.
- If any other funds pay entirely the tuition for the student's academic year, the student is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship and will forfeit it.
DISCLAIMER: The scholarship listed on this page are not affiliated with East Georgia State College and does not constitute endorsement by EGSC of the scholarship being offered or any organizations mentioned. Scholarships listed are for informational purposes only. It is the student’s responsibility to verify all information related to the scholarship application, including any requirements and related deadlines.