Social Media Essay Scholarship

Who Can Apply?

The Social Media Scholarship is designed for students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 who have maintained a 2.5 GPA or greater in the most recent year completed.

To be considered eligible for the Marketing Certified Social Media Scholarship you must:

1. Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on August 31st, 2017 and a citizen of the United States or Canada

2. Like our Facebook page located at

3. Email a short essay explaining how you think social media would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Explain in under 500 words how understanding social media would help you become more marketable to a potential employer. Clearly identify how it will benefit you.

For example Pinterest may help you if you are interested in Travel or Tourism. Note that this should not just be stated. You must provide an argument supporting this statement. Also explain why you think you should be granted the Social Media Scholarship. Send your essay to: scholarship@  Please note: You must type your essay directly in the email, no attachments will be accepted.

4. Register your contact information below. We need this information in the event that you win.

5. Complete the 50 question social media exam which we will provide you with once you have completed your registration below. The exam ensures that you are proficient in social media.

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly five weeks after the deadline and will be posted on the website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm PST on August 31st, 2017. No late applications will be reviewed.

Please note: Any applications, grades or essays mailed to our office or training center will be rejected immediately and returned to sender.


We are no longer accepting applications. The winners will be announced March 26, 2018.

Should schools be able to keep tabs on students’ social media to prevent internet bullying? Should there be regulations that prohibit a president from tweeting? With our “We the Students” essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on these issues!

Each year, We the Students gives 8-12th-grade students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspective on a trending topic.

This year’s prompt: To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?

We are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the students who submit the best essays on the topic.

  • 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each
  • Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each

Sign-up For The Contest!


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