Did you tune into the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28th? Not us. We were too busy pouring through the wonderful responses from our first scholarship essay contest!
To enter to win the $1,000 scholarship prize, applicants had to submit a 500-750 word essay which answered the following question:
“How did internet marketing influence your choice of college?”
Answers ranged from social media and YouTube, to Google searches, reviews and even virtual reality glasses. (Wow!)
We’re proud to announce our winner: Imani Miller. Imani is a second-year student at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, New Jersey, and currently seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Read Imani’s entry below:
How did Internet marketing influence your choice of college?
Internet marketing played a major role in my choice of college and I’m glad that it did. I moved to New York City from Buford, GA and I wasn’t aware of any of the colleges in the area because I didn’t grow up in New York. I was at a community college at the time and I was looking for a college to get my bachelor’s degree from. I learned a lot of different websites to help you find the right college for you. The website I choose to help with my college search was Cappex.com. Cappex works on finding the college that best suits you; so, you input all of your preferences such as location, tuition prices that you’re comfortable paying for, school size, etc. I used this to find the best college for me in New York, which was the college I am currently attending, Berkeley College. I saw Berkeley College on Cappex and I clicked on their website to find more information about it. Berkeley did fit all of my needs and wants when it comes to college (small class sizes, tuition I was comfortable paying, and location). However, I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of attending a private college. I continued to look at different schools and researched my options. Because I clicked on their website, over the next few days I saw internet ads for Berkeley College everywhere ads could be.
One day I decided to click on the ad and fill out the contact information to see what Berkeley could offer me. To my surprise I fell in love with the school immediately, I loved the environment, and how small the school was, I loved the benefits and the fact that they included the cost of textbooks in my tuition so you would never have to buy that $300 book you’d never read again after the course. After my first visit, I knew that I would be attending Berkeley, their staff is so supportive and they treat you like you are part of their family. They check in on you, they encourage you, and they truly do want the best for you. Berkeley College gave me that feeling that I didn’t get from other schools, I felt like this was where I needed to be. Anything I ever needed help with, they were there for me without hesitation. Berkeley helped me obtain so many things such as: helping me get my dream internship at The Corcoran Group, they helped me find a job that I love going to, and most importantly they gave me my second family away from home, which is extremely important to me.
Coming from a small town and moving to such a huge city was hard to adjust and Berkeley College really helped me get accustomed to a big city. Sometimes I sit and think where I’d be if I didn’t click on that Berkeley College ad on my internet browser. I’m very thankful for Berkeley’s marketing team that placed the ads in my path because this school has changed my life dramatically for the better, and I don’t know where I’d be without Berkeley. Internet Marketing is the reason I’m where I am and I couldn’t be happier.
Congrats Imani! And thanks to the other applicants for your thoughtful responses.
Are You the Next Scholarship Winner?
Do you want to win a $1,000 scholarship? Our second scholarship essay contest is now open for submissions. The deadline to answer the following question is August 17, 2018:
“What type of social media presence do you expect from your college/university?”
Submissions must be between 500-750 words, and only one entry may be submitted per student. Entered essays will be judged within two weeks, and a winner will be selected. The winning entry will also be published on the SEO-e blog.
To enter, simply submit your essay along with a reviewed and signed application by email to [email protected]
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a U.S. resident or resident alien and be registered at a U.S. college or university. Essays must be written by the scholarship applicant and be original to the contest. Essays may not have been written for a prior assignment.
Interested applicants may find more information on our scholarship contest page.
If you have additional questions about the contest, essay requirements or the selection process, feel free to contact us.
Best of luck!