Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree?
We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief.
Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks.
Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. We are dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at our showroom location.
APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
The grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.
This scholarship applies toward the fall 2017 semester. It is not meant to cover the expenses of summer classes.
These scholarships will be granted through our contest annually.
- Essay length should be 300 words minimum
- Proof that you have a 3.0 GPA or higher (Unofficial transcripts meet this requirement.)
- For homeschoolers: provide a parent-generated transcript
- Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
- A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker’s Home Life blog
- Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2017 semester OR proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2017 semester
Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to email@example.com. For the subject line, write “Scholarship Essay Entry – (your name).”
Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable.
High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.
You must either be enrolled for the spring 2017 or registered for the fall 2017 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.
Deadline to Enter
We will consider submissions of essays until the entry deadline, which is July 9, 2017, at 12am CDT.
The honorable mentions will be awarded on August 14 and August 15, 2017.
The grand prize will be awarded on August 16, 2017.
All announcements will be made on Goedeker’s Home Life blog, which can be found here.
Accepting the Scholarship Award
Once an entrant is notified of winning, the entrant has three days to respond and accept the scholarship award. If the selected winner does not respond within the allotted time, another winner will be chosen.
Once the winners are announced, awards have been accepted, and valid mailing addresses have been obtained, Goedeker’s will mail the winners a check for the amount of the scholarship they won. Or if your institution of learning would prefer to handle the awards, we will send them the check and they can apply the amount to your student account accordingly.
To apply for the scholarship, visit the website here!