Motivated to write an excellent blog yet? How about a schoolarship?

Collegescholarships.org is offering several blogging scholarships that are worth considering.

The Political Blogging Scholarship

Do you maintain a political weblog and attend college? Would you like $2,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? This blogging scholarship is a $2,000 award for a college student who blogs about politics. These scholarships are awarded annually.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Your blog must contain unique and interesting information about political issues, current events, opinions, etc. No spam bloggers please!!!
  • U.S. citizen;
  • 3.0 GPA;
  • Currently attending full-time in post-secondary education; and
  • If you win, you must be willing to allow us to list your name and blog on this page. We want to be able to say we knew you before you became a well educated, rich, and famous blogging legend.

Political Blog Categories: When submitting your application, please label your affiliation as one of the following:

  • Republican Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Other 3rd Party

We are accepting scholarship applications from all political bloggers, and our directors will decide on a blog from each category to become a finalist. If we do not receive an application from one of the political categories, we will leave out that particular category during the final round. In true democratic fashion, voting will be open to the public to decide the winner between the finalists.

Voting Dates and Times: Entries will be accepted beginning Februrary 11th at 9am EST and end February 21st at midnight EST. Finalists will be announced February 24th at 9pm EST and the public voting will begin February 27th at 9am PST (new date). Voting will close on March 16th at midnight PST. The winner will be officially recognized the following morning, March 17th at 9am PST.

The Winner Gets:

  • $2,000 immediately disbursed for their college expenses
  • Bragging rights
  • Admiration from fellow bloggers
  • Popularity
  • To write an acceptance speech consisting of 1000 words or less, which will be posted on this page (as seen below).

The Blogging Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship to a student blogger. Ask about the deadline!

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Your blog must contain unique and interesting information about you and/or things you are passionate about. No spam bloggers please!!!
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Currently attending full-time in post-secondary education in the United States; and
  • If you win, you must be willing to allow us to list your name and blog on this page. We want to be able to say we knew you before you became a well educated, rich, and famous blogging legend.

There is a 300 word limit for this essay. Like great blog posts, short and interesting is preferred over verbose. Use any of these questions as the basis for your scholarship essay:

  • If you nominated a friend, what makes them and their blog so special?
  • What is the most interesting or inspiring blog post you have ever read? Why did you find it inspiring?
  • How have you used blogging to help yourself or others?
  • What is the most powerful social change you have seen come out of blogging?
  • Why did you start blogging? What does blogging mean to you? Why is blogging important to you?

Also, you might check out some of the other scholarships they award, several of which are related to new media (including a new Twitter scholarship).

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