The Blogging Scholarship is back and promises college student bloggers a chance to win $10000. This blogging scholarship was first introduced in 2006 and is sponsored by the College Scholarships Foundation, a non-profit entity.
The Blogging Scholarship requirements are that your blog must contain unique and interesting information, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are currently attending full-time in post-secondary education in the United States.
You can apply by writing a 300-word limit essay with suggested ideas like – How have you used blogging to help yourself or others? What is the most powerful social change you have seen come out of blogging? What does blogging mean to you? You can also nominate a friend, and write about what makes them and their blog so special. Applications need to be submitted by October 31, 2008 (12 am PST). Then a panel of judges will decide on 10 finalists and public voting will start November 3rd, 2008.
See how the previous winners are doing. Kimberley Klein, Loyola University School of Law, won the $10000 scholarship in 2007. Stephen Yellin, Drew University, won the $5000 award in 2006. I was surprised to see that the popular blogger Paul Stamatiou, Georgia Tech, was a $1000 runner up in 2006. Shelley Batts, University of Michigan, won twice and was a $1000 runner up in both 2006 and 2007! That only leaves Jess Kim, MIT, who was the other $1000 runner up of 2007.