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This 300-Word Essay Could Be Your Ticket to a $1,000 College Scholarship

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To help pay tuition for college at The University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., Sydney Bates, 20, has various academic scholarships. She also saves money by eating at home or at club meetings when free food is offered. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Good scholarship opportunities can be hard to find.

So when one does pop up, we like to bring it to your attention right here, right now, regardless of how far out the application deadline and subsequent winner announcement may be.

I mean, you could spend the next several months polishing and re-polishing your entrance essay, but in my humble opinion, it would actually be way more gratifying to apply for a scholarship months in advance and then forget about it, only to wake up one morning to an email saying, “You just won $1,000!”

Right?

Right.

So here’s one with a pretty far-off deadline — but a pretty sweet prize.

(And if you’re looking for more scholarship opportunities that can help you pay for school, be sure to like our college page on Facebook. We post awesome new scholarship opportunities there whenever we find them!)

Win a $1,000 Scholarship from ServiceScape

ServiceScape helps people find freelance editors, writers, graphic designers and translators for various projects. Here’s how to enter to win a $1,000 scholarship from the company.

Amount awarded: $1,000

Number of scholarships awarded: One

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a student who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in 2018.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Fill out and submit an application form.
  • Include a 300-word essay on the topic, “How does writing impact today’s world?”

Scholarship deadline: November 30, 2018

Winner will be notified via email in December 2018.

Entrants will be judged on the quality of their writing. All entry forms and essays must be written in English.

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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