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• Prompt •

Tutor the People Scholarship 08/15/15: What is your preferred field of study in education? Please tell us about what significant person, event, etc. in this field has influenced you, and how.

Word limit: 500 – 1,000 words

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Submit your essay by clicking “Submit Entry” below. Please copy/paste your title and essay from a word processor to the dedicated fields.

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The student with the highest number of votes wins a $1,000 scholarship made payable to their educational institution!


  1. You are not obligated to upload a photo of yourself. In the image field, please upload either a photo of yourself (selfie), photo of your family, landscape, etc.
  2. We accept submissions beginning 05/15 – 08/15.
  3. Voting begins 07/15/15.
  4. There is a one vote limit per IP address.
  5. Email if you have any questions.
  6. It can take anywhere from 24-48 hours for your scholarship to post publicly. Our committee reads and approves each submission. Have a question? Just email the address above.

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Contest Ended
Total votes for the Contest "Essay Contest" : 50105

My Field Of Study and The Person Who Influenced Me The Most

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I am enrolled in the University of Phoenix. I am attending for my Bachelor of Science of Business and General Business Management. I have been taking my classes since May 26,2015. I am already learning so much. Since attending the Read the rest

Admirable People

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The two people I will soon mention have taught me different things in the field of performing. Dealing with being myself, media, multiple roles, working hard, etc. are ways of showing character. These two people encourage me to be better Read the rest

A Not By Chance Musician, Performer, and Composer

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My name is Christopher Gonsalves, and I am going to Hardin-Simmons University for my “Masters of Music Theory and Composition”, as it is my current field of study. I have a burning fiery passion for all music as a true Read the rest

The Experience of Life

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An experience, defined literally, is simply a practical contact with an encountered event. Strictly speaking, one could claim that an “experience” is largely void of emotion. However, most would agree that experiences are ripe with emotion. We often see our Read the rest

For the Love of Medicine

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My name is Kalimba Hamilton and my preferred field of study in education would be the field of medicine. Ever since I was a small child, I knew then that I was destined to be in the medical field. I Read the rest

To Stroll Among the Stars

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Education has changed and evolved a lot throughout the centuries, and has remained a major part of the human race throughout all that time. It has changed from ancient times when certain information was passed from one person to another Read the rest

Double ACL repairs, Double Majors

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When I was just fourteen years old, I tore my first (left) ACL, playing soccer. I was at my freshman high school soccer tryouts. Just shortly before I was to turn fifteen I had to have surgery to repair it. Read the rest

The Lovely Nutritionist

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My preferred field of study in education is nutrition. Nutrition is food that is provided and necessary for a healthy life. The essential fact is that every human needs good nutrients in order to survive and live a long, healthy Read the rest

Waiting for The Right Answer…

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In grade school they ask you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” assuming that we have all figured it out or at least pondered the thought. I am 17 years old and I am telling you Read the rest

Physical Therapy for Progressing and Protecting

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After receiving my yoga teaching license when I was 17, my wonderment of the body and how it works escalated quickly. Always having been a health and exercise fanatic, the yoga training caught me by surprise. There were so many Read the rest

Finding Myself

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Being in the senior year of high school has a lot of perks, one of which is that there is plenty of time planned out to find out the question every adult asks; “What do you want to be when Read the rest

The Loom of History

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As a double major in history and creative writing, I have gotten some well-meant comments about the combination. Most of the comments revolve around how it seems like an odd pair. I don’t think that it’s a strange match at Read the rest

Understanding The History of The United States = The Flames Of My Passions

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History of the United States is my preferred field of study. I live and understand the philosophy that those who do not know and understand history are doomed to repeat it. My passion for United States history began when I Read the rest

Why I Want to Go to School for the Rest of My Life

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I adored my third grade teacher. To me, she was the epitome of intelligence, beauty, athleticism (she was also my Girls on the Run coach), humor, and congeniality. She was, in essence, the sort of woman I aspired to grow Read the rest

Advice for The Wise

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My name is Daniel Sillas and I am currently in my senior year in high school and my preferred field in the study field is becoming an accounting director. Many people don’t normally teach you the real definition in being Read the rest

An Odd Radish

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At this point in my life, everyone always seems to ask the question of “What do you want to study in college?” It is a question that most people balk at and usually causes them to spout off the options Read the rest

What Is My Passion?

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Picking a major wasn’t necessarily hard for me, but it was a little challenging. This is because I don’t think I have found my passion in life yet. I’ve always known that I loved fashion ever since I was younger Read the rest

This I Believe

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Have you ever known someone you really admired, someone who always knew the right thing to say at the right time? You know what I’m talking about . . . someone who is always a friend, in good times and Read the rest

The Pursuit of Happiness

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The field I’ve chosen to further my education in is Music Education. I’ve chosen this study because, as far back as I can remember, music has always been a big part of my life; from playing tribal drums in my Read the rest

My Career Journey

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As a little girl, I’ve always been known as the performer in my family. I would seize any chance I had to sing, dance, or act out a scene from my current favorite movie. I have countless old videos of Read the rest

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