CONCORD SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION

**Submissions for the 2016 year are now closed**

We are very excited to announce our new Concord Scholarship Essay Competition!


Concord is providing a scholarship opportunity for students entering, or are currently enrolled in their first year of college or university. This scholarship has been launched to help familiarize students with common contract terms and conditions which will be signed by virtually everyone at some point throughout their careers and personal lives. 


The Concord Scholarship  award amount is $1,000 awarded one time in U.S. dollars yearly. Awards will be paid directly to the award recipient’s university.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be freshman entering college or university at time of submission
  • Must provide scanned proof of acceptance or enrollment 
  • College or university must be within the 50 United States 
  • Must be 18 years or older at time of submission and a legal U.S. resident
  • Must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Does not need to prove financial need
  • Cannot be a previous winner
  • Work history is a bonus, but not required

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

SUBMISSIONS MUST FOLLOW THE EXACT CRITERIA BELOW, SUBMISSIONS IGNORING THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED

**The essay and cover letter must be submitted as PDF’s, no exceptions.**

A Cover Letter

  • Your contact information and a personal statement.
  • Contact Information: First & Last Name, Phone, Email, Address, College Applied For, Chosen or Considered Major, Extra Curricular Activities, and Work History.

A Photograph

  • This will be used if your essay is chosen to be highlighted on our website.

A Letter of Recommendation

  • Letter of recommendation from a professional reference, family members excluded

Transcripts

  • Official or unofficial transcripts from your high school
  • Transcripts must be graded on a 4.0 or equivalent scale

Scanned Proof of Enrollment

  • Must provide proof of enrollment or acceptance

Essay

  • 1,000+ word essay (information below)

ESSAY

Contracts are extremely important in all financial related transactions—from getting employment,  to getting married, or buying or renting property— though many young people are intimidated by them. Concord is seeking to promote contract literacy in young people through this scholarship.

Prompt: Write a 1,000+ word essay on the top five things young people who are transitioning to adulthood should know before they sign their first contracts.

HOW TO APPLY

All submissions must be sent to scholarship@concordnow.com

SUBJECT LINE: 2016 Scholarship Submission – (First & Last Name)

In the body of the email please include your Full Name, Phone Number and Name of your School.


Scholarship Deadline: August 25th, 2016

Award Date: Student will be notified via phone September 2nd, 2016

WINNERS

We are going to be publishing our top 10 most well researched and educational pieces on our blog! All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by our panel of judges. Our first place winner will also receive a one-time disbursement of $1,000 awarded directly to your educational institution. The student is responsible to ensure receipt of funds by the school and notify us if such is not the case within 60 days of the announcement.

Good luck! We are excited to read your submissions.

Concord reserves the right to terminate this scholarship program at any time without any notice. We require a minimum of 15 submissions in order to award this scholarship. This scholarship program is void where prohibited.  NOTE: In the event that the student’s school would prefer to have the award paid directly to the student as award money rather than being paid to the school as a scholarship, we will do so upon request.