What's Your Story Scholarship

Win a $1,000 Scholarship!

Current Victoria College students are invited to enter the “What’s Your Story?” scholarship essay or video contest. You could win a $1,000 scholarship and be the next face of Victoria College. Address the following topic in a short essay (500 to 750 words) or video (2 to 3-minutes):

TOPIC: We all have a story. Tell us yours and explain how education or training will help shape your future.

It's easy to enter.

Complete the "What's Your Story?" Scholarship Application. Be sure to copy and paste your essay or video link in the space provided on the form.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 7, 2017.

Judging Information

Entries submitted will be judged by a committee comprised of Victoria College faculty, staff, and community members. Entries should have three parts - an introduction, body, and conclusion - that develop your response to the topic.

Essays will be scored based on:

  • Grammar (spelling, punctuation, etc.)
  • Organization (clear structure)
  • Craftsmanship (proper word usage and sentence structure)
  • Main Idea (clearly stated thesis)
  • Supporting Ideas (clearly developed supporting examples)
  • Prognosis (how well the essay highlights the essence of the question)
  • Personal Reaction (judge’s personal opinion)

Videos will be scored based on:

  • Visual Effect (design, creativity, video production, etc.)
  • Organization (clear structure)
  • Delivery (proper word usage, professionalism, etc.)
  • Main Idea (clearly stated thesis)
  • Supporting Ideas (clearly developed supporting examples)
  • Prognosis (how well the essay highlights the essence of the question)
  • Personal Reaction (judge’s personal opinion)

All applicants agree to have their essays or videos published by Victoria College on its website and any other area the College deems appropriate. Some essays and videos may be selected to be featured in print or electronically by the Victoria Advocate. Those applicants who are awarded the scholarship agree to read their essay or show their video at the Donor Appreciation Breakfast. Following the breakfast the winners must be available for a photo shoot, interviews, and any other public relations activities. In addition, scholarship winners will become VC ambassadors and must be willing to attend some future VC events.

*Students who were previous winners of the “What’s Your Story?” contest are not eligible to enter.

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More Information

For more information, please contact Susan Prukop at (361) 582-2419 or send an email to WYS@VictoriaCollege.edu .

 

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