Details on a $1,000 scholarship in textbooks from Chegg that should help students afford required books that can often times be quite expensive. Find out what the eligibility requirements are and the application process.
Chegg, an easy way to buy, sell or rent textbooks, is offering a $1,000 scholarship worth in textbooks to four applicants who can answer the question “What are the 3 things you like the most about your new college?” in 500 characters or less. This scholarship is in partnership with Zinch.com which is a great place to locate and apply for easy scholarships for college. According to a Washington Post article, textbooks cost students around $700-$1,100 annually and, in many cases, they’re only used once for a particular class. We all know that tuition and fees are on the rise, but the price of textbooks has also been soaring upward as well. It’s been such an issue that lawmakers have had to jump in to enforce transparency when it comes to the cost of textbooks.
The application process for this textbook scholarship is pretty straightforward. Simply write the 500 word essay answering the question on what 3 things you like about your new school, provide a few basic personal details so that you can be contacted if selected (winners will also be featured on the blog) and submit your entry before the deadline, August 31 2012. That should give you enough time to pump out a decent essay worthy of $1,000 textbook scholarship. To be eligible, you must be an incoming college freshmen enrolled at an accredited college or university for the 2012 academic school year. That pretty much sums it up.
Here are a few more super easy scholarships to apply for:
$1,500 from ScholarshipDetective – In celebration of their launch they’re offering a scholarship due at the end of this month. All it takes is a simple registration and you’ll be entered into this random drawing scholarship.
ScholarSmarts Scholarship – An awesome $1,000 scholarship from StorageMart that’ll be awarded to five individuals. They’ve awarded this scholarship in the past so if you don’t win this time keep it on your radar.
Digital Innovation Scholarship – Another one grand scholarship from Inkfarm.com – an online retailer for printer ink. This one encourages online entrepreneurship and requires an essay supporting this field. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates and undergrads.
Center for Student Opportunity Scholarship – This is a renewable $2,000 scholarship for those who are first in their family to attend college. Check out details on how to apply by visiting the link as well as helpful advice for first generation college students on how to succeed in attaining a degree.