International College Counselors Scholarship: Essay Contest
All Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
students in 9th through 12th grade are eligible to
essay is required that answers the question: “What makes a
One winner will be selected from grade 9, one from
grade 10, and two from grade 11. All four winners will
receive a $250
scholarship provided by International College Counselors. Learn more
scholarship at www.InternationalCollegeCounselors.com.
The goal of the International
College Counselors High
School Essay Contest is to increase awareness of the value of higher
among high school students in the local area.
an essay that addresses the
following topic: What Makes a Good College Education?
• 250-500 Word Essay
• Current high school
• Attend school in Miami-Dade
or Palm Beach
(including home-schooled students)
• One submittal per
• Entries must be submitted
via mail to:
International College Counselors
Entries may not be sent via facsimile or e-mail.
There will be four awards of
Scholarships for winning essays.
February 27, 2010
OFFICIAL RULES AND
College Counselors Essay Contest is open to all 9-11 students in
Broward and Palm Beach
Four winners will be selected: one from each county and another from
state. Winners will be notified the week of April
winning essays will be selected, and winners will each receive a $250
International College Counselors scholarship payable to the
college/university or certified trade school in the United States.
Winning essays will
be posted on the International College Counselors website, http://www.internationalcollegecounselors.com.
must compose and submit an original essay in English of no
longer than five
hundred (500) words that addresses the following topic: What Makes a Good College
- MAIL SUBMISSIONS
submit their essays via
mail. Entries must be postmarked no later than
February 27, 2010.
Entries that arrive after the entry deadline will not be accepted under
student may enter only one essay.
contestant must prepare his or her
submitted must include contestant's name, home address, telephone
school the student attends, grade level, title of the essay
and a word
- All submissions must be
accompanied by a completed Official Student
available here Scholarship
- The entry
form must be
signed by the student’s legal guardian in the space provided.
- Privacy of
information will be strictly safeguarded, will not be published (except
announce name and schools of winners), and will not be used for any
strictly related to this essay contest.
students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to
that of a
junior in high school.
not necessary for a student to have a sponsoring teacher in order to
participate in this contest.
copy of the four
winning 1st place essays will be submitted to
local newspapers for
submissions must be post marked by February 27, 2010
- Entries will
be judged for the accuracy and relevance
of content, originality, clarity, insight, and the quality of the
(including spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.). The winners will be
by the International College Counselors Essay Contest Judging
Decisions of the Judging Committee are final.
be judged anonymously and will not be returned to students. Each essay
submitted must be the work of one student and may not be the collective
more than one student. By submitting an essay, applicants certify that
essays are original, authored solely by them and that in writing their
they did not plagiarize or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any
- Winners will
be notified by
mail, phone, and/or email. We apologize in advance that we
won't be able
to respond to everyone who is not selected as a finalist due to the
entries we expect. We wholeheartedly appreciate your participation, and
we could let everyone know how much we liked his or her thoughts.