Scholarship Saturdays: College Blogging Scholarship

By Megan Kenslea
StudentAdvisor.com Staff

Want to blog your way to $1000?

Your Local Security is offering a blogging scholarship to the best blog post that tackles the following prompt:

“As the nation approaches its 57th Presidential Election, we’re asking the future leaders of this country, students, to define the single most important political issue in this election. Tell us not only what that issue is, but also tell us why and how you propose we come to a solution that benefits the majority?”

The winner will be judged not only on the creativity and thoughtfulness of their response, but also the social support they recieve online. Support will be measured through tweets, Facebook likes, and +1s, said Derek Dasher of Your Local Security. After students have written their blog post, they may submit it to the application site until Dec. 31, 2011.

Who’s Eligible

To be elibile for the Your Local Security Blogging Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time college student attending an undergraduate institute located in the United States or Canada pursuing a bachelor’s degree or similar, or be an incoming freshman.
  • Be a legal resident of the United States (including D.C.) or Canada

How to apply:

Students must submit a 500-600 word published blog post responding to the prompt to Your Local Security by Dec. 31, 2011.

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