The 2016 Scholarship Essay Competition started in December, 2016. The winning entry will be announced here and on our Facebook page on January 31, 2017.
Please note that not all essays have been published online - we are completing processing additional entries and will post them soon.
The Quest of Life
Kaveri Rocks - New Delhi, India
Riveka Thevendran - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jerrilyn King - Ohsweken, ON, Canada
Serenah Wilson - Tempe, AZ, United States
Success vs. Education
BreAsia Austin - Dallas, TX, United States
Computers and Everything Technology
Steven Jewkes - Salem, OR, United States
Every Man Dreams
Aishwarya Bhoir - Mumbai, India
Kimberly Robles - Chesapeake, VA, United States
That Career is Right for Me
Sheza Patel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Factors I Considered when Choosing my Career
Micaela Ball - Louis Tichardt, South Africa
My Purpose to Higher Education
Selina Street - Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States
Astronomy and Public Speaking
Hannah Johnson - Wiggins, CO, United States
The Following Factors
Eddah Mutai - Nairobi, Kenya
Alan Platt - Athens, TX, United States
Passion vs. Need
Mugdha Kadam - Mumbai, India
Old Bones, Old Books, and Murder Mysteries
Lauren Carter - Abingdon, MD, United States
If You Love Your Job
Gerald Vandebruinhorst - Picture Butte, AB, Canada
Factors that Gave Me a Career Decision
Pamella Kembabazi - Kampala, Uganda
Don't Be A Robot
Karolline Paiva - Curitiba, Brazil
Factors I had Considered
Africa Masuku - Johannesburg, South Africa
The Email, the Yearbook, and the Google Search
Dini Hoffman - Brooklyn, NY, United States
Her Own Role Model
Hanan Abdi - Dallas, TX, United States
Interest and Aptitude
Alice Ayeni - Lagos, Nigeria
Family and Life Experiences
Cyrinus Ogbu - Cyberjaya, Malaysia
My Career Is My Lifestyle
Mariym Alawawda - Doha, Qatar
History 101: Western Civilization
Brian Allen - Cornekius, OR, United States
Cake and Pastry
Mun Yin Yee - Seri Kembangan, Malaysia
Choosing my Ideal Career
Kayla Fatal - Etobicoke, Canada
As Long As You Do Not Stop
Melysa Hierro - Bronx, NY, United States
The Choice is Yours
Samira Khattak - Whitby, Canada
My Powerful Weapon
Coralys Feliciano - Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Like a Diamond
Pamela Davis - Jacksonville, FL, United States
Motivations Behind my Major
Meagan Wiederman - Halifax, Canada
The Hospitality Sector
Mischa Josephs - Cape Town, South Africa
How and Why Did I Make this Decision
April Bradley - Fairbury, IL, United States
HOW I MADE MY CAREER CHOICE
Neo Mulaudzi - Polokwane, South Africa
If I can dream it, then I can pursue it
Yennie Nguyen - Portland, OR, United States
Swarna Devi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Killing Off Possibilities
Sophia Tao - Richmond Hill, Canada
I Am Who I Choose to Be
Meagan Launius - Hot Springs, AR, United States
What Career is Right for Me presents a writing contest that offers a great cash prize. We know how important and difficult choosing a career can be. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible to point you in the right direction. You can help others by sharing your story with over 30,000 subscribers that have taken our career aptitude test. To win the contest, all you need to do is write up and submit an essay about how you made your career choice.
This year's topic is: What factors did you consider when picking a career or major? How and why did you make that decision?
To enter the contest, entrants must submit an essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1,000 words, on our website. Please review all the guidelines below, and submit your entry on this page, using the embedded form.
There's no cost at all for entry, and it's available to anyone in the world who wants to enter. Do you think you have what it takes? Then read on!
All payments will be made in US dollars.
All entries must be sent to us between December 1st 2016 and January 15th 2017. The winners will be announced on January 31st 2017. We are no longer accepting submissions for the January 2017 contest. Any submissions received after January 15, 2017 will be eligible for the next contest, scheduled for this summer.
Entry in the Contest is open to persons 18 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, their immediate family members, and persons living in the same household as employees or their immediate family members are not eligible. Limit one (1) Contest Entry per person.
By submitting your paper, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contest, and accept the judge's decision as final.
The staff at What Career is Right for Me will read all entries and make a final decision on the best essay. Make sure you submit your best work in order to get their attention!
You have a chance to win $500 and your work will be published on our website for all your friends and family to see.
Make sure you read the guidelines closely before you begin, and good luck!
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