There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.
Review your completed essay before submitting, including checking for typos, misspellings, and other grammatical errors. Essays must be between 400 and 600 words in length.
If picked as a top 20 finalist, you must provide an official transcript. Failure to provide an official transcript, that shows current enrollment, will disqualify you from the contest – no exceptions.
The judges will review each essay and pick the top 20 from each level to be posted on CrossLites.com. Applicants then have the opportunity to invite others to view their essay and to vote for them. The number of votes and shares make up a large portion of the applicant's total score. When the voting period has ended, the winner will be chosen.
3 separate categories for each (High School, Undergraduate, Graduate Students)
1st Place: $4,000.00
2nd Place: $2,500.00
3rd Place: $1,500.00
4th Place: $1000.00
5th Place: $750.00
6th Place: $500.00
3 Lottery Winners win $150 each
Scholarship Entry Dates:
A) Essay submissions: August 1- December 31, 2017
B) Transcript Submissions and Voting for top 20 Essays from each level: February 15- March 30
C) Scholarship Winners notified: April 15