WyzAnt.com, the nation’s largest online marketplace for private tutors and students, has announced the finalists for its third annual college scholarship contest. Out of thousands of applicants, 20 students were selected to move onto the final round of voting where three outstanding students will be awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarship funding.
Beginning in October, applicants composed essays describing how they intend to use their education to make an impact on others. Students were then encouraged to share their essays on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other online channels to solicit votes for their essays. The 20 student essays with the most votes will now move onto a final round of voting during which tutors who list their services on WyzAnt.com will choose three scholarship recipients.
“This is our third year running the WyzAnt College Scholarship Contest, and every year we’re impressed and inspired by the stories student’s share with our community,” said WyzAnt director of marketing, Daniel Breiner. “We have some really great finalists to choose from this year and I can’t wait to see who our tutors choose as this year’s scholarship recipients."
Throughout May, tutors listed on WyzAnt.com will conduct the final round of voting and their collective votes will determine three winners from the remaining 20 finalists. First place will be awarded $10,000 to the school of his or her choice and the second and third place winners will be awarded $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. WyzAnt.com will announce this year’s winners in early June, 2013.
About WyzAnt.com: WyzAnt.com is the largest marketplace for tutors and students, offering an easy-to-use and secure environment designed to foster learning though one-on-one instruction. Students and parents can visit WyzAnt.com to find tutors in a variety of subjects ranging from academics and test preparation to music instruction and computer and career training. Students can review tutor profiles, subject certifications, background checks, and tutor videos and blogs to ensure they find the perfect match for their individual tutoring needs.