It’s spring, and across Cengage Learning, we’re getting in the spirit by sponsoring two contests that encourage students to show appreciation for their favorite college instructors and recognize the contributions that they have made in their lives.

We’re pleased to announce that nominations are now open for both the CengageBrain GPA (Greatest Professor Award) and the Questia MVP (Most Valuable Professor) Award. Winning instructors will have honorary scholarships created in their names. Share the news with your students!

As an added incentive: in each contest, all eligible submissions will be entered to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards. (No purchase necessary.) Nominations for both contests close April 25, 2014, and voting begins April 26, 2014. Winners will be announced on or after May 30, 2014. See below for details on each of the contests.

CengageBrain GPA (Greatest Professor Award)

CengageBrain GPA ContestWhether they’re adjuncts or associate professors, first-timers or tenured, all college instructors apply a great deal of passion, dedication, and energy to their teaching. To recognize and encourage their efforts, our colleagues at are sponsoring the Greatest Professor Award.

To enter, students need to visit CengageBrain’s Facebook page and in 400 words or less, tell us one of their college instructors deserves the award.

Following the nomination period, voting will be opened to the public to determine which of the top ten instructors will receive one of three CengageBrain Greatest Professor Awards. After the votes have been tallied and the three top-scoring instructors are identified, CengageBrain will establish five $500 scholarships in each of their names (for a total of fifteen scholarships). The winning instructors will also have the opportunity to help determine the criteria for their honorary scholarship and select the scholarship recipients.

Nominate an instructor for CengageBrain's Greatest Professor Award

Official Rules for the CengageBrain GPA contest


The Questia MVP (Most Valuable Professor) Award

Questia MVP AwardQuestia, the premier online research and paper-writing resource, is also sponsoring an award that will recognize college instructors’ dedication, focus, and contribution to students’ lives. Questia will offer fifteen scholarships (five $500 scholarships in each of the three winning professors’ names). The three MVPs will then become part of the integral team that helps select the scholarship recipients.

To nominate a favorite instructor, students should visit Questia on Facebook and tell us why their professor deserves the Most Valuable Professor title in just 400 characters or fewer.

Nominate your Professor for Questia's MVP Award
Official Rules for the Questia MVP Award