$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor, Course
  • $1000 and $500
  • 31 May 2020

IvyPanda.com provides $1500 in scholarships annually for talented students who demonstrate mastery of essay writing. Scholarships will be awarded to two winners: the winner will receive $1,000; the runner-up prize is $500.


We will accept submissions from current high school, college, or university students from any country. The winners will be required to send us proof of their academic status or enrollment.

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Scholarships will be awarded to two winners: the winner will receive $1,000; the runner-up prize is $500.


Submission requirements

  • Write an essay on one of the following topics:
  • Contribution of Technology in Education
  • Is Studying Abroad Worth It?
  • Should Video Games Be Used in Education?
  • Your essay must:
  • Have a word count of 500-700 words (excluding title, header, and works cited page)
  • Be written in the US or UK English
  • Be 100% plagiarism-free
  • Be submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Follow MLA style to format the paper and cite sources (download our MLA checklist to check your formatting)
  • Have three or more sources cited on the Works Cited page
  • The filename should be [IvyPanda Writing Contest_Last Name]
  • Follow our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: like and share the post with the contest description pinned on our social media pages.
  • Send us an email with:
    • Your essay

    • The screenshot proving that you followed our social media

    • The screenshot of the post with the contest description shared on your social media

    • The answer to the question: “Where did you find out about the IvyPanda Contest?”

Each participant may submit only one essay and win just one award.

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