National Tutoring Company WyzAnt Announces 2nd Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest

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WyzAnt increases the stakes for their annual college scholarship contest, offering $10,000 in available awards to help students pay for college.

What is the most important lesson you have learned in your life?

WyzAnt, a nationwide home tutoring service, today announced its 2nd annual college scholarship contest. This year’s contest features $10,000 in available awards and encourages applicants to solicit votes for their essay submissions. Responding to the prompt, “What was the most important lesson you have learned in your life?”, applicants will write a short essay and advance to the finals based on popular vote. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2012 and winners will be announced in May.

Last year’s contest winners took home $6,000 in college scholarships and were selected from a pool of over 4,500 applicants. Daniel Breiner, Director of Communications for the Chicago-based tutoring company, said the overwhelming engagement in last year’s contest encouraged WyzAnt to make the college scholarship contest an annual tradition. “We received thousands of great applications last year and shared some truly remarkable stories with our nationwide network of tutors.” WyzAnt’s scholarship is unique in that it encourages applicants to leverage the power of social media by sharing their essays with email contacts, Facebook friends and Twitter followers to receive votes and enhance their chances of winning. “As a company that uses technology to create a highly engaged education community, we wanted to give our scholarship applicants access to tools that will help them share their inspiring stories with friends and family,” said Breiner.

Applicants who receive the most votes for their essays will advance to the finals where WyzAnt’s network of nearly 40,000 tutors will choose three winners. This year’s contest asks applicants to reflect on an important life lesson they have learned. “WyzAnt tutors work with students on a daily basis, providing one-on-one lessons,” said Breiner. “That kind of personalized attention impacts a student’s growth, and involving our tutors in the scholarship review process allows them to experience the importance of their work.”

About this company: WyzAnt, Inc. is a national tutor-student matching service specializing in connecting students with in-person tutors. Parents and students can visit WyzAnt.com to find a tutor that meets their individual needs. Whether it’s a qualified math tutor or a private SAT tutor, visitors can review tutor profiles, rates and student feedback to ensure they find the perfect private tutor.

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