ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continued effort to help students achieve academic excellence, Varsity Tutors, a premier one-on-one academic tutoring and test prep provider, announced today that it has launched a monthly college scholarship contest. The merit-based scholarship program, open to U.S. residents ages 16 and older, provides students with the opportunity to win $1,000 toward their college tuition.
"At Varsity Tutors, we believe it is imperative that students have what they need in order to successfully achieve their academic goals," said Chuck Cohn, founder and CEO of Varsity Tutors. "We recognize that in addition to academic support, students sometimes also need help funding their studies, so I'm incredibly proud to announce that each month we plan to award a $1,000 college scholarship to a deserving student."
To enter, students must submit an essay during the submission period. Essay themes center on academic-based topics and encourage students to reflect on their aspirations and plans for their education and beyond. Two scholarships have been awarded since the program started in January 2013.
"Opportunities like the Varsity Tutors $1,000 Scholarship Contest are very rare and valuable," said Taylor Hudgins, freshman at Meredith College and the January award recipient. "Winning this scholarship means a new world of opportunities, making unpaid internships and paying for books possible. Thanks to Varsity Tutors, I can look forward to next semester without financial worries."
A monthly winner is determined through two rounds of review. Each month, the submission period opens on the 1st and ends on the 15th. Valid entries are then displayed on the Varsity Tutors website and put to an online public vote beginning on the 16th via social media shares. Once the voting period closes at the end of the month, a panel of judges reviews the five entries that received the most votes and then proceeds to select a winner. Entries are judged based on clarity of expression, creativity, originality of expression and sincerity.
The next submission period begins on April 1st. To learn more about the Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest and view the official rules, visit http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
About Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a premier private academic tutoring and test prep provider designed to help students at all levels of education achieve academic excellence. Varsity Tutors delivers in-home, personalized, one-on-one instruction in any subject from STEM to the humanities, as well as customized preparation for all standardized exams including the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, and graduate exams such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT. Students from elementary to graduate school are expertly matched with an exceptional tutor who is best able to address their unique needs and goals. To ensure satisfaction and safety, only the highest caliber tutors are selected to join Varsity Tutors following a rigorous screening process. Varsity Tutors currently serves 19 cities nationwide and offers a variety of tutoring packages. Students and their families interested in learning more about Varsity Tutors should visit http://www.varsitytutors.com.
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