Here at Professor Owl, we are dedicated to helping students across the country afford their education. That's why we are incredibly excited to announce that we have created our very own scholarship. The funds that we have earned through helping students have been recycled and we are giving them straight back to one very deserving applicant.
“Thinking Outside the Box” Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and current high school or college students. A minimum 3.0 GPA or higher is required. The award is $250 for the winner to help support their college education.
How To Apply: Fill out the online registration form. Applicants must write a 500-750 word essay on the topic provided. Applicants must also provide the name of the school they’re attending and a copy of their most recent transcript.
Essay Prompt: In Atul Gawande’s Book Better, he tells the story of Virginia Apgar. In 1952 she developed the Apgar Score, which allowed nurses to rate the condition of babies at birth on a scale from zero to ten. This simple performance tactic has saved thousands and thousands of lives and altered how childbirth is managed. It gave immediate feedback on how effective clinicians’ care was and led to improvements in the safety and quality of deliveries.
In Adam Grant’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, Originals, and in his TEDx talk, he discusses how non-conformists move the world. He tells the story of individuals who have championed ideas, who have stood up for what they believe, and who have revolutionized our world. He tells the story of Lucy Stone, a full-time lecturer for women’s rights and the first woman from MA to earn a bachelor’s degree. Lucy would walk around hanging up posters announcing abolition speeches, and young men often followed behind her and ripped them down. She then invited them to attend the evening’s lectures as her “special guests.”
In your opinion, what does it mean to be a non-conformist and do better for our communities?
Deadline: November 1st, 2020
The scholarship will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Professor Owl does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, physical disability, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies or scholarship programs. No grants may be awarded to an officer, manager, or trustee of Professor Owl, nor to a member of the selection committee, nor to a substantial contributor. The provided transcript is used to verify GPA and school enrollment and will be deleted immediately following its review.