student contests and scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa’s Golden Opportunity Scholarship

The Golden Opportunity Scholarship is the Society’s first to help prospective members cover the cost of the one-time membership fee for those who can’t otherwise afford it, giving more students access to the life-changing benefits that come with Phi Theta Kappa membership. Three hundred scholarships will be granted through the generosity of Phi Theta Kappa members, advisors, alumni, corporate donors and friends. We’re pleased to share that Cengage has committed $12,000 to support Phi Theta Kappa’s newest scholarship program, which will put membership in reach for more community college students across the country. “While Phi Theta Kappa members have Read More…


Tips for Students: How to Begin Searching for Scholarships

November 1st kicks off National Scholarship Month, which aims to raise awareness of the need for scholarship support for higher education. November is also the time that many college students begin searching for scholarships. Share these tips for finding the best scholarships with your class.

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Scholarships make a big impact on many college students’ abilities to continue their education, yet earning a scholarship is no easy feat. Sometimes you’ll put in many hours of hard work and still not be selected. And that’s okay. Each scholarship application you fill out gives you much-needed practice that you won’t  get anywhere else. The key Read More…


2015 Instructor for a Day Scholarship Contest: Winners

The votes are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Instructor for a Day Student Scholarship Contest. We asked students to show us what they would do to get fellow students engaged and involved in the learning process if they were the Instructor For A Day. From among all the entries we received from college students, we narrowed the field to twenty student finalists. A public vote determined the winners. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Instructor for a Day: 2015 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our grand-prize winner Rene Castro, a student at The University of Texas at Austin, who will receive a Read More…


Instructor for a Day Scholarship Contest: Vote for 2015’s Winner

It’s time to vote for the winner of Cengage Learning’s 2015 Instructor for a Day scholarship contest! We received over one hundred entries, and we’ve narrowed the field to twenty student finalists. Watch their inspiring, engaging videos, then vote for your favorite!

The video with the most votes receives a $1,000 scholarship, and five runners-up will each receive $500 scholarships.

Voting opens Wednesday, June 24th and closes at 11:59 PM Eastern on Wednesday, July 22nd. Tell your students, colleagues, and friends—and help our entrants in their quest to receive a scholarship!
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Instructor for a Day College Scholarship Contest: Back for 2015!

You know your most successful strategies for engaging your students. But what would a student from your class choose do to if he or she were “Instructor for a Day”? Now, you can find out! Encourage your students to show their skills and creativity by entering Cengage Learning’s 2015 “Instructor for a Day” college scholarship contest. If they submit a video, they may win one of six college scholarships! Entry is easy (and fun): In a one- to two-minute video, students should show us what they would do to get their classmates engaged and involved in the learning process. The top entry Read More…


Tips for Students: How to Fast Track Your Scholarship Hunt

While some believe that students sail through college covered financially by their parents, we know that many crucially rely on scholarships to help them get by. For this reason, scholarship season is non-stop for some hard-working students. Share these tips for finding the best scholarships with your students. Read More…


Encouraging Students to Pursue Their Academic Goals

As an instructor, you play an influential role in your students’ lives. They depend on you to provide knowledge and training that’s relevant to their futures. Additionally, some of them look up to you as a professional role model. Consequently, they may ask you for advice about setting and pursuing their own academic goals. What practical steps can you take to inspire and encourage students who are setting out to achieve their goals and dreams? We recently asked the winners of Questia’s Most Valuable Professors (MVP) Contest and CengageBrain’s America’s Greatest Professors Award (GPA): How do you encourage Read More…


Engaging Students: Insights from Instructors

At the Engaging Minds blog, we’re constantly seeking and sharing ways that you can increase student engagement in your classroom. To that end, we recently asked the winners of Questia’s Most Valuable Professors (MVP) Contest and CengageBrain’s America’s Greatest Professors Award (GPA): What do you do to engage students? These winners, who were nominated for the award by students, have some interesting, creative, and classroom-tested insights and ideas to share. Below, we’ve shared three of their responses. By the way: Your students can apply for scholarships in the names of these instructors—and others—until March 16, 2015! See below for information on how your Read More…


3 Quick Tips and 30 New Scholarships for College Students

Scholarships, in conjunction with student loans, make a big impact on college students’ abilities to continue their education. But when it comes to filling out scholarship applications, many are thrown in the deep-end. Share these top three scholarship tips with your students, and be sure to let them know about all the great scholarship opportunities Cengage Learning has to offer. Read More…


Spring 2014 Student Speech Video Contest – Our Ten Winners

Public speaking can be a rather intimidating process for anyone, particularly students and young adults. It can sometimes help for students to have real-world examples from their peers. In the spring of 2014, Cengage Learning announced the Student Speech Video Contest Scholarship. Students submitted speech videos on a topic of their choice, between one and ten minutes in length. Speeches were intended to inform, influence, persuade, or entertain a listening audience. Read More…