Thank you for participating in our Search.University Essay Scholarship Contest!

On February 15 an essay submission will be closed. We would like to thank each of you who participated in our essay contest!

We’ve received over 60 essays, and we want to make sure we give every single one proper attention.

All essays will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Does an essay satisfy the requirement of the contest
  • Your grammar and style
  • How useful your essay is for the readers - for the current and prospective students, their parents, etc.

The winners will be announced on the website and through an email newsletter on February 21. The winners should respond within 14 days. Otherwise, another winner will be picked.

Stay tuned and good luck!

In the meantime, check out our blog full of useful tips.

The contest requirements, once again:

Search.University, a vast database of colleges and universities, announces a $2,000 scholarship contest to help students achieve their goals. We provide information on U.S. educational institutions to help students make the right choice, and are happy to run a contest to encourage current students to help others too.

To participate in the contest write an essay on the following theme: How my college helps me become a better specialist in the future.

Essay Requirements

  • Minimum 250 words, no upper limit.
  • Text must be unique and structured.

Share your personal experience and give an insight into the student life in a college/university you are currently studying at or are planning to enroll in. Make your essay useful to other students, current and prospective.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a student of any degree or majors or plan to apply to U.S. college or university.
  • You must be above 17 years.
  • High school students can participate in the contest.

To Submit an Essay:

  1. Send your essay to [email protected] as a text file in .doc or .pdf format (put “Search University Essay Contest” in the subject line) before February 15, 2018.
  2. Mention your name, age, contact phone and the educational institution you study at or plan to enroll in.


Authors of the three best essays will receive scholarships of $2000 in total:

  • 1st place - $1000
  • 2nd place - $600
  • 3rd place - $400


All private information will be kept confidential and will not be sold or used for spam. We reserve the right to publish your essay on the Search.University website.

We encourage college and high school students to take part in the contest and win a scholarship.