Scholarships for Students Are Available Through Contests and Sweepstakes

In the world of marketing and promotion, opportunities abound for students to win scholarships. Some scholarships are awarded in the form of a contest. A contest requires a sill such as an essay. Some scholarships are simply a sweepstakes which is a random drawing where winners are chosed much like a lottery, except you didn’t have to pay for your ticket to enter. These are free, no purchase necessary opportunities. Below are 4 promotions worth thousands and thousands of dollars of scholarhips and tuition money which will be awarded to lucky and skilled students. See what you are eligible for and count your lucky stars.

Guide Posts Sweet Sixteen Scholarship Contest

Guide Posts is having a Sweet Sixteen Scholarship Contest for girls 13-18 years of age on or by November 1, 2006. Girls who are 13 through 18 must write a true, first-person story about a memorable or life-changing experience they have had. The story must be original and unpublished. Prizewinning manuscripts will become the property of Guideposts. There will be one First prize awarded in the amount of $16,000 and one Second prize awarded in the amount of $10,000 and one Third prize in the amount of $5,000. These prizes will be awarded in the form of a scholarship paid directly to an accredited four-year college or university designated by the winner. Additionally twelve entrants will be chosen as “Honorable Mention” and they will receive cash prizes of $500.

First Prize: $16,000; Second Prize: $10,000; Third Prize: $5,000; Fourth Prize: $2,500. Scholarships will be paid directly to the accredited four-year college or university designated by the winner when the winner is fully enrolled. Twelve “Honorable Mention” cash prizes of $500 will also be awarded. Winners of any prize worth more than $600 are responsible for any and all federal, local, or state taxes that result from their winnings.

The deadline for entries is November 1, 2006.
entries may be submitted either by email or through snail mail.
Sweet 16 Magazine Scholarship Contest
16 East 34th St.
New York, NY 10016

or e-mail your story to:

See this link below for the complete official rules.


Campus Door Scholarship Sweepstakes For College Students

This ends on 9/15/2007 at 12:00 p.m. ET and is open to students who are legal U.S. Residents of the (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding New York State) and enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited 2-year or 4-year degree- granting institution at the time of the drawing. This is a random drawing (no skill or essay is required). One Hundred (100) $1,000 Cash Scholarships (to be paid directly to each winner’s accredited college or trade school) are guaranteed to be awarded. You can enter either by mail by sending the required information on a 3 x 5 paper or via online at this link (which also contains the official rules)

Kaplan’s Win $10K for College Scholarship Sweepstakes

You could win a $10,000 college scholarship and a free Kaplan PSAT, SAT, or ACT* prep course!

This sweepstakes is for high school students. Student must be 13 or older and must be enrolled as a full-time high school student. Entrants must enter before October 31, 2006. A random drawing will be held on or about January 9, 2007, and the lucky winners will be notified by mail and email.

Link to official rules:

Link to entry form:

Sharpies Autographs for Education
Win a $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes
10 People will Win $10,000 !

This is a random drawing and not a contest of skill. This sweepstakes ends on December 30, 2006 There will be a total of 10 Grand Prizes and each Grand Prize winner will win $10,000. The prize is in the form of a scholarship which will be established on winner’s behalf and administered by an independent investment/financial services company designated by Sponsor. Prizes may be transferred to a person of winner’s choice for application toward such person’s educational expenses subject to sponsor’s approval.

Limit one entry per household per day, regardless of method of entry. This means you can enter every day, once a day. You can enter online, or via snail mail. This link is where you can enter online and read the complete official rules. You must be 13 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Good luck!

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