In the spring, we at Questia announced the winners of the third “Questia’s Most Valuable Professors” contest, as part of our ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the country nominated special professors they believed deserved the title of Most Valuable Professor (MVP).
For the grand prize, we pledged to establish five $500 scholarships in each of the winning professors’ names. Those winners have earned the responsibility of selecting the scholarship criteria and selecting the scholarship recipients.
Saving for college is never an easy feat! In “How much student loan debt is too much?” by Jon Fortenbury of USA Today, August 26, 2014, “According to a government data analysis by financial aid experts at Edvisors, the class of 2014 graduated with an average student loan debt of $33,000. And that total is on the up and up each year. Questia has elected to sponsor these scholarships to help illustrate the importance of a college education as well as the hard-working professors that facilitate higher learning.
Your last chance to get your hands on one of the fifteen $500 scholarships is NOW. The scholarships are open to all students pursuing a degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or medical fields including Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Optometry. Questia is accepting applications through March 16th, 2015.
MVPs and their field of study
- Dr. Chris W. Surprenant: Humanities or Social Sciences; University of New Orleans
- Dr. W. Steven Pray: Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Optometry, other medical fields; Southwestern Oklahoma State University
- Dr. Lynne McNeill: Humanities and/or Social Sciences; Utah State University
1. Click on the names of the MVPs above to be directed to that professor’s application page. There it will list the necessary criteria and additional required materials needed for said scholarship.
2. At the bottom of the page you will see a large red box containing the words ‘Apply Now.’ Click on that icon, and you will be sent directly to the Scholarship Administration Institute page.
3. Here is where you will begin to submit the needed criteria for the scholarship you’re looking to apply for.
Don’t be late
Students only have until March 16, 2015, to submit all necessary information in order to be eligible. If there are any missing pieces of additional information on said date, the result will be an “incomplete” application and will not be considered for scholarship.
The MVP Scholarships by Questia are non-renewable and is for the year awarded only. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit and independent organization, will facilitate and narrow down the finalists. From there, the fifteen lucky scholarship winners will be selected by the MVPs themselves (five scholarships per professor). Stay tuned until Spring 2015, when the scholarship winners’ names will be announced. Congratulations again to America’s MVPs, and a big thank you to professors everywhere! Best of luck to all the applicants!
For questions regarding the scholarships, please refer to Ashley from the Scholarship Administration Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.