College Scholarship Program

2020-2021 Competition

Winner awarded $1,500 Scholarship
Tell us about a moral dilemma you have faced in your life and how you handled it.
THE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED BELOW
CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring scholarship form

Please fill in the information below to submit your application for the 2020-2021 CollegeDrive Scholarship Competition.

Please Note: For a submission to be considered, it must include a completed Application Form (above) and qualifying entry. Social Media submissions must be posted on one of the following platforms: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok, along with #CollegeDriveScholarship. If possible, please also provide a direct link to your post on social media in the form above. If you are submitting an essay, please attach it to this form.

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2019-2020 CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring scholarship
The CollegeDrive 2019-2020 Scholarship Winner is...
Noah Tornell

We are excited to announce the winner of the second annual CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring competition. Noah Tornell, a student at Springfield High School in Springfield, OR, won the top prize of a $1500 scholarship. Students were asked to submit an essay, video or audio, meme, poster, graphic design, public service announcement or other creative expression, answering the prompt “Tell us about a moral dilemma you have faced in your life and how you handled it.“

Chosen out of 1,300 entries, Noah plans to study at Oregon State University in general engineering, with the hopes of finding his niche somewhere more specific. His winning video can be seen below.

Saaya Sitlani

In addition, because the entries were so wonderful and it was so challenging to choose just one winner, for the first time we chose a runner-up prize winner of $750. Saaya Sitlani, a student of Del Norte High School in San Diego, CA, plans on attending UCLA this fall, majoring in statistics. Her essay – “Raksha Bandhan in the Modern Era” will be posted to our blog soon.

Saaya Sitlani - Runner Up

About This Scholarship

As an education company committed to preparing students for their future, CollegeDrive celebrates educational opportunities and recognizes the importance of higher education in helping individuals reach their greatest potential. To demonstrate our commitment, we are pleased to announce this year’s CollegeDrive Competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,500 college scholarship. To compete for the scholarship, students must complete the application and submit an essay (500 words or less), video or audio (4 minutes or less), meme, poster, graphic design, public service announcement or other creative expression that addresses the following prompt:

Tell us about a moral dilemma you have faced in your life and how you handled it.
(For social media posts, you must include #CollegeDriveScholarship.)

About CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring

CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring – Baron Education’s Test Prep Division – has helped thousands of students achieve their highest academic potential since 2009. We offer classes and private tutoring for the SAT and ACT, Academic Tutoring, and College Admissions Consulting at our 12 education centers throughout the Denver area and online. CollegeDrive students have achieved exceptional results, with an average improvement of 140 points on the SAT and 4 points on the ACT (with top score improvements to date of 310 on the SAT and 11 on the ACT). CollegeDrive students have earned millions of dollars in scholarships, and three have been named Boettcher Scholars (Colorado’s most prestigious scholarship award). Ben Baron, the founder of Baron Education, received his MBA from Harvard Business School and then spent three years as Harvard’s Assistant Director of MBA Admissions. Prior to founding Baron Education, Ben was Vice President at one of the nation’s largest education companies.

Scholarship Details

One scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to a high school senior or graduate with plans to attend college in the Fall of 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a high school senior or graduate with plans to attend college in the Fall of 2021.
  • For social media posts, you must include #CollegeDriveScholarship. If possible, please also provide a direct link to your post on social media in the form above.

Deadline and Notification

  • Application Due: March 1, 2021
  • Winner Notified: April 15, 2021

Submission Requirements

  • For a submission to be considered, it must not contain any inappropriate images, language, or content.
  • Eligibility for the competition requires a completed application form (above) and qualifying submission.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM MST on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • Essays may be submitted by email (CDScholarships@BaronEd.com) or via the online application above.
  • All other submissions must be posted on one of the following platforms: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok, along with #CollegeDriveScholarship.

Judging Criteria / Selection Process

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Fresh point of view
  • Creativity
  • Emotional impact
  • “Realness”
  • Literary style, grammar and spelling
  • Thoughtfulness and maturity

Selection Process

  • Winner will be notified on or around April 15, 2021.
  • The decision of the CollegeDrive selection board is final.
  • The scholarship winner agrees to allow CollegeDrive the right to publish the entrant’s name, photograph images, all personal and other information (including general locations) for the purpose of CollegeDrive and the competition’s publicity, promotion, and news (including use in broadcast media, printed publications, editorial and PR activities, and online).

Other Details

  • The CollegeDrive Scholarship Competition is not open to employees of the firm or their family members.
  • The decision of the judges is FINAL and is not subject to review.
  • The prize is exclusively for the winner and is neither transferrable nor exchangeable.
  • All submissions remain the property of the scholarship candidate. CollegeDrive assumes no ownership rights.

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