The new Unemployed Professors scholarship contest will award $1000 dollars (USD) to one needy, talented student in the US or Canada. This prize will be awarded on the basis of an essay and judged on the student’s ability to engage with critical thinking, original thought, and of course, basic writing skills. If the student shares information such as their income, we will also consider financial need as a secondary qualification. However, this is not required and it is not the primary criteria for the award.
You must be at least 18 years of age to enter and be a student at a college or university in Canada or the United States. You must read and agree to the rules. The applications open on 9/1/2016, close on 10/31/2016 and the winner will be announced on or about 1/15/2017.
There will be one winner of a $1000 prize. Depending on funds, there may also be a runner-up or honourable mention.