Votacall Annual $2000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Why Offer a Scholarship?

The cost of higher education has dramatically increased in recent years, making it harder and harder for college bound students to pay for the college experience. We view this as a major problem, and wanted to see if we could chip in to help.  That's why we established The Annual Innovate | Communicate College Scholarship Essay Contest. Applicants must submit an essay addressing a technology related topic provided by us.  The winning entry will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Please see the contest application process below. We look forward to reading your submissions.

2019 Essay Question

Technology and Healthcare have experienced innovative breakthroughs over the past 10-20 years. Technological innovation has changed the way we communicate every day. Innovations in healthcare have changed the way doctors treat patients and disease. In an essay format with no more than 600 words answer this question. What is the next industry other than Technology and Healthcare that will see real innovative breakthroughs in the next 10 years? How will this solve real world problems and impact our everyday lives? 

How to Apply

Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited United States college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. If you wish to participate, please send your essay as a PDF attachment in an email to scholarship@votacall.com by September 15, 2019. In body of the email, please include the following information:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • Contact information for your parents if you are under 18
  • The name of the school you are attending or planning on attending
  • Your current course of study
  • The best way to contact you

Once the application period has ended, we will review the essays and choose a winner by December 15, 2019. The winner will be chosen based on the following:

  • Originality
  • Responsiveness to the question asked
  • The quality of the writing
  • The substantive content of the response

We want to thank everyone who takes the time to participate this year, and wish you all the best of luck as you pursue your education.

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Past winners:

2019 Essay Contest winner - Angela Myronovych of Drexel University
2018 Essay Contest winner- Kathrine Taylor of the University of Nevada, Reno 
2017 Essay Contest winner- Amelia Robinson of the University of Maryland