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Frequently asked questions

When does the scholarship application process begin and end?

Applications may be submitted between 12:00 AM Central Time on October 1, 2013 and 12:00 AM Central Time on May 1, 2014. Twenty (20) top ranking essays will advance to the second round which runs between 12:00 AM Central Time on May 5, 2014 and 12:00 AM Central Time on June 5, 2014. Three (3) scholarship recipients will be notified by email on or about June 11, 2014.

What is the essay about?

In English, compose an essay of 300 words or less that answers the question: "If you could teach everyone in the world one thing, what would it be?"

Who is eligible to apply?

Anyone who plans to be enrolled in a college or university sometime between August 1, 2014 and November 1, 2016 is encouraged to apply. This includes most high school sophomores through college juniors.

Who is eligible to judge?

Any site visitor may vote for essays in the first round. Current tutors on WyzAnt are eligible to judge during the second round.

When does the first round begin and end? How are essays judged in the first round?

The first round begins at 12:00 AM Central Time on October 1, 2013 and ends at 12:00 AM Central Time on May 1, 2014. Essays are judged in the first round by site visitors. The top ten (10) essays that receive the most votes by site visitors will advance to the second round. An additional ten (10) essays will be selected by WyzAnt staff.

How do I promote my essay during the first round?

WyzAnt offers many technology tools to help you tap into your email and social networks to promote your essay.

When does the second round begin and end? How are essays judged in the second round?

The second round begins at 12:00 AM Central Time on May 5, 2014 and ends at 12:00 AM Central Time on June 5, 2014. Second round essays are judged by current tutors on WyzAnt.

How is my personal information used?

A minimum amount of personal information is needed to verify your submission and provide WyzAnt with a means of contact should you become a scholarship recipient. This personal information is used for our internal records only and we will not share your personal information with any third-parties.

What scholarship awards are available? How do I redeem a scholarship?

Based on the results of the second round judging process, first place will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 college scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Each scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient's college or university.

For more information, please review the Official Rules.

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