College Scholarship Essay Competition
Preparing For
Your Future
Winner awarded $1,500 Scholarship

2019-2020 CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring scholarship form

Please fill in the information below to submit your application for the scholarship competition.

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ABOUT COLLEGEDRIVE TEST PREP AND TUTORING

CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring – Baron Education’s Test Prep Division – has helped thousands of students achieve their highest academic potential since 2009. We offer classes and private tutoring for the SAT and ACT, Academic Tutoring, and College Admissions Consulting at our 12 education centers throughout the Denver area and online. CollegeDrive students have achieved exceptional results, with an average improvement of 140 points on the SAT and 4 points on the ACT (with top score improvements to date of 310 on the SAT and 11 on the ACT). CollegeDrive students have earned millions of dollars in scholarships, and three have been named Boettcher Scholars (Colorado’s most prestigious scholarship award).

Ben Baron, the founder of Baron Education, received his MBA from Harvard Business School and then spent three years as Harvard’s Assistant Director of MBA Admissions. Prior to founding Baron Education, Ben was Vice President at one of the nation’s largest education companies.

About this Scholarship

As an education company committed to preparing students for their future, CollegeDrive celebrates educational opportunities and recognizes the importance of higher education in helping individuals reach their greatest potential. To demonstrate our commitment, we are pleased to launch the CollegeDrive Essay Competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,500 college scholarship. To compete for the scholarship, students must complete the application and write an essay of not more than 500 words on the following prompt:

What person, event, or activity in your life thus far has most prepared you for your future? How has this person, event or activity impacted your life?

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a high school senior or graduate to attend the college of his/her choice in Autumn, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a high school senior or graduate with plans to attend college in Autumn, 2020.
  • 3.0 minimum GPA. 

DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION

  • Application Due: March 1, 2020
  • Winner Notified: April 15, 2020

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • For a submission to be considered, it must include a completed Application Form and qualifying essay of 500 words or less.

  • Essay Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
  • Essays may be submitted by mail, e-mail, or online:

JUDGING CRITERIA/SELECTION PROCESS

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • Originality

  • Fresh point of view
  • Creativity
  • Emotional impact
  • “Realness”
  • Literary style, grammar and spelling

SELECTION PROCESS::

  • Winner will be notified on or around April 15, 2020.

  • All essays submitted become the property of CollegeDrive.
  • The decision of the CollegeDrive selection board is final.
  • The scholarship winner agrees to allow CollegeDrive the right to publish the entrant’s name, photograph images, all personal and other information (including general locations) for the purpose of CollegeDrive and the competition’s publicity, promotion, and news (including use in broadcast media, printed publications, editorial and PR activities, and online).

OTHER DETAILS:

  • The CollegeDrive Scholarship Competition is not open to employees of the firm or their family members.

  • The decision of the judges is FINAL and is not subject to review.
  • The prize is exclusively for the winner and is neither transferrable nor exchangeable.

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